Laboratory Trainee – 3 year Science Technician Traineeship Program | Brisbane, QLD

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Brisbane, Virginia, QLD
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Date Posted:  27 Oct 2023

Location: Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU
Work type:  Laboratory Trainee
Category:  Traineeships
Req ID:  6946

Are you a recent school-leaver or graduating 2023 and looking for a career in the chemical analysis laboratory servicing the Energy industry? Be the start of every possibility with Powerlink.

  • Work with supportive leaders who collaborate and share their knowledge
  • 9 Day fortnight at Virginia location with formalised on-the-job training
  • Traineeship wages from $42k + leave loading + 12.75% super

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you

We believe life’s about possibilities. And so’s the future.

That’s why we need you. As a Laboratory Trainee, you’ll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to over five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. It’s every community connected and every future made possible.

Together, we’re gearing up for an even brighter future, working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us grow our impact and ensure we’re ready to tackle the challenge of our lives. Join us and make it happen.

Find a career that matters and lasts

As a Laboratory Trainee, you’ll help find clever solutions to interesting problems as you grow your skills every day through on-the-job training and hands-on work experience. And you’ll do it with down-to-earth people who you’re proud to work with and get to know. Here’s how:


Working with supportive industry specialists in our Oil Laboratory, you will complete related studies to achieve a Certificate IV as in Laboratory Techniques (MSL40116) and a Diploma of Laboratory Technology (MSL50109). This will give you the opportunity to apply for a full time role as a Science Technician upon completion of the program.

The starting salary will be $42k per annum for the first year in line with the applicable traineeship Award rates.

You’ll work a 9-day fortnight, from 7:30am to 4:00pm daily. There’s plenty of free parking on site, or you can walk from Virginia Train Station!

What you’ll bring

We’re looking for a warm, friendly and organised self-starter who’s a good team-player and has a safety-focused approach as well as a passion for chemistry and laboratory work.

With strong attention to detail and the ability to follow procedures closely, you’ll have finished Year 12 or be expecting to graduate in 2023 with passes in Chemistry, English and Maths.

Why Powerlink?

There’s lots to love about a career with Powerlink. But our people say there’s three things that really stand out:

  • A career that matters and lasts: You’ll shape a progressive career connecting more than five million Queenslanders to a world-class, clean energy future.
  • Unique work and the chance to grow: You’ll help find smart solutions to interesting problems as you develop your skills and impact every day.
  • People who love to support and share: You’ll build relationships with experienced, down-to-earth people who you’ll be proud to work with.

You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • 12.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Volunteer leave and 14 weeks paid parental leave – at full or half pay
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles and close to public transport

Be the start of every possibility

There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here. If this role sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please click on the Apply button above. This will take you to our careers page, where you’ll start the application process by attaching your resume and cover letter. Applications close on Wednesday, 8th November 2023 at 11:59pm. Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.

If you’d like to find out more about this position, please reach out to our recruitment team at

At Powerlink, 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. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.

As part of the recruitment process, the successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include, but are not limited to: reference checks, criminal background checks, right to work eligibility, verification of academic qualifications, and bankruptcy checks.

We’re proud to be a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant.


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