Communications and Control Apprentices | Gladstone, QLD

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Gladstone, QLD
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Communications and Control Apprentices

Full time
From $39k junior, $68k mature-aged + 12.75% super

Join the leaders in energy. Switch on your career with Powerlink. Earn as you learn from the best to become a Communications and Control Technician.

  • 4 year program completing a nationally recognised qualification
  • Supportive + inclusive team environment that celebrates diversity + innovation
  • Learn from industry leading mentors and complete a variety of rotations

About the role

In this four-year program, you will work under the supervision of highly skilled and supportive tradespersons to complete a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications, as well as an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

As you learn from industry experts, you will select, install, setup, test, fault find, repair and maintain electronic equipment and devices at component/sub assembly level, delivering critical services to 5 million Queensland customers.

Along the way, you will also complete the below qualifications and licences:

  • First Aid certificate + Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • High risk work licences including Elevated Work Platform (EWP)
  • Communications Cabling Licence

When you join our team, you will enter a supportive and collaborative working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

This role will require travel throughout Queensland and work on a 9-Day roster.

Inclusion at Powerlink

Unleashing our people’s potential is essential to our success. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is welcome and where diverse perspectives are valued. We are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and harness the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of all people.

Throughout the recruitment process, we provide support for candidates to ensure nobody is disadvantaged. Please tell us about any adjustments, support or access requirements that may help make the recruitment process more inclusive for you. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

About you

You are passionate about exploring how electricity works, solving complex problems, safety and taking the initiative to get things done. You’re hands-on and love working away in remote locations, outdoors and at heights.

You’ll also need the following:

  • A current Queensland driver’s licence (manual required or be willing to obtain)
  • Your own means of transport
  • Completed year 12 (or in the process of doing so) – unless you are a mature aged candidate
  • A strong work ethic
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Progress towards an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering is highly regarded

Powerlink encourages women, First Nations peoples and mature-aged candidates to apply.

We also welcome applications from current indentured apprentices.

What next?

If you’re keen to switch on your career with a world leader in electricity transmission, then click the apply button below and follow the prompts.

Upon clicking apply, you will be led to our 2024 Apprenticeships Applications page, where you will need to again click apply, create your profile and complete your application, nominating your preferred stream and location. Please ensure you review all of the information and nominate your preferences carefully, as it may impact on the success of your application.

To find out more, please head to our Apprenticeships information page( You can also contact our Early Talent Team ( for more information or to register your interest in attending a Virtual Q&A Session on Wednesday, 5th July 2023 (10am and 2pm sessions available).

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete Online Testing as a part of the selection process, so please ensure that you monitor your emails upon applying.

Applications close on Sunday, 16th July 2023, at 11:59pm.

About Powerlink

Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

We offer

Here are just some of the benefits of completing your apprenticeship with Powerlink.

  • 4 year program completing a nationally recognised qualification
  • Attractive enterprise agreement rates for school leavers (from $39k) through to mature-aged apprentices (from $68k) with yearly increments, plus 12.75% super, plus applicable penalties, overtime and allowances
  • 14 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers – at full or half pay
  • All college fees are covered by us
  • Your own toolkit is provided
  • Your uniform and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided
  • Learn from industry leading mentors
  • Rotations through various areas of the business with exposure to different technical specialisations
  • Paid volunteer leave to support you to support your community

Our attractive employment terms and conditions are enhanced by a broad range of benefits.


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