Wednesday, 24 June 2020
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today urged locals interested in starting an exciting new career to consider applying for a Powerline Worker Apprenticeship currently up for grabs with Essential Energy at Armidale.
Mr Marshall said Essential Energy has one position going at its Armidale depot as part of its annual apprenticeship program.
“Essential Energy’s apprenticeship program is one of the most well regarded in the country, with 93 per cent of employees going on to complete their training,” Mr Marshall said.
“The four-year program will see the successful applicant complete a Certificate III ESI Distribution, comprising of subjects in Work, Health and Safety, Power System Components, Power Distribution, and electrical drawing interpretation to provide them with the strongest foundation to power their career.
“These exciting positions are highly sought after with apprentices learning to work from heights, operate heavy machinery and power tools as well as electrical theory.
“This is a great opportunity for a young person looking to establish themselves in long-term employment or for someone who is looking to retrain in a new career and I strongly encourage people to apply.”
To be successful in obtaining an apprenticeship with Essential Energy, applicants will need to meet the safety and educational requirements of the role. They will be a team player, enjoy working outdoors and be motivated to learn a trade.
It is a preference that successful applicants hold a drivers licence as they may be required to drive to training locations.
Applications are now open and will close at 11.55pm (AEST) Sunday, 19 July 2020. To apply, visit www.essentialenergy.com.au/kickstart