2023 Apprentice and Trainee Program 

Essential Energy

  • NSW

We are unique

We are a regional business that thinks on a global level. We work with determined, passionate, and curious people to shape a green energy future and aspire to show the world what the future of energy looks like. With a network that powers 95% of NSW and parts of Southern Queensland, we ensure homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, and services stay connected.

What we stand for

We are united in our purpose, and we live our values. We thrive on teamwork and care about each other. We respect what makes us unique, and celebrate the diverse talents, strengths, and perspectives that each of us bring.

We grow

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a great way to kick start your career. With combined formal learning and on-the-job training, your journey will be supported by a great crew and professional training team. You will continue to grow and develop at Essential Energy’s and have fantastic career pathway options and opportunities.


All apprenticeship roles are four-year programs which combine structured nationally recognised training with on-the-job experience.

Powerline Workers: Are responsible for building and maintaining the poles and wires that deliver electricity to our customers. Powerline Worker apprenticeships will be offered in the following locations:

Albury, Armidale, Ballina, Balranald, Bega, Berrigan, Boorowa, Braidwood, Buronga, Casino, Cobar, Coffs Harbour, Condobolin, Coolamon, Coonamble, Cootamundra, Corowa, Crookwell, Culcairn, Deniliquin, Forbes, Goondiwindi, Goulburn, Grafton, Griffith, Inverell, Junee, Lake Cargelligo, Leeton, Lismore, Moree, Moruya, Nambucca Heads, Narrabri, Narromine, Nyngan, Oberon, Parkes, Port Macquarie, Queanbeyan, Quirindi, Tamworth, Taree, Tenterfield, Tooleybuc, Tumbarumba, Tweed Heads, Wagga Wagga, Walgett, Wellington, Wilcannia, Yass and Young.

Cable Jointers: Are responsible for the construction, installation and maintenance of underground cables and associated electrical apparatus that delivers electricity to our customers. Cable Jointer apprenticeships will be offered in the following locations:

Ballina, Dubbo, Grafton, Kempsey, Lismore, Tamworth, and Tweed Heads.

Zone Substation Electrical Technicians: Are responsible for the safe and reliable operation of high voltage switchgear, transformers and associated electrical circuits. Zone Substation Electrical Technicians will be offered in the following locations:

Coffs Harbour, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, and Wagga Wagga.


Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Field Operations Pre-Employment Trainee program is a 12-month career start training program that focuses on providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women.

A combination of formal and on-the-job training provides participants with electrical skills and knowledge, development in the areas of literacy and numeracy and workplace experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be offered the opportunity to progress into a full trade qualification as an Apprentice Powerline Worker. Pre-Employment traineeships will be offered in the following locations:

Condobolin, Coonamble, Nyngan, and Parkes

Apply now for the 2023 Apprentice and Trainee Program with Essential Energy

Visit: www.essentialenergy.com.au/careers to learn more and hear from our teams

Applications are now open and will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 24 July 2022.

Essential Energy acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and future. Essential Energy is committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.