Electrical, Plant Mechanic and Fitter Apprenticeships


Programmed, in partnership with Yancoal, is committed to upskilling the local community in the Hunter Valley region, by offering a leading four-year apprenticeship program, starting in January 2023.

With opportunities at Yancoal’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mines, we are currently seeking candidates interested in a career within the mining industry for an Electrical, Plant Mechanic and fitter Apprenticeship. Mt Thorley Warkworth (MTW) is a large open pit coal operation located in the NSW Hunter Valley region approximately 10km south west of Singleton. Our people and culture are remarkably strong, driving accountability and excellent results. With a world class fleet of mining equipment and a diverse range of trucks, excavators, draglines, shovels, water carts, graders, dozers & drills there is never a dull moment!

Benefits include

  • Working with a safety focused team
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Learning from experienced and qualified tradespeople within the industry
  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring and support from both Programmed and Yancoal
  • Exposure to a broad range of mechanical/electrical functions
  • Competitive wage

Inherent requirements of employment

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence or have plans to obtain a driver’s licence within the first 12 months
  • Electrical applications must have completed HSC
  • Candidates must live within a one hour drive of Yancoal’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine sites
  • All shortlisted candidates will need to undertake and successfully pass a pre-employment medical including Drug and Alcohol. (electrical candidates must also pass colour-blind testing)
  • Recent school leavers must upload last two school reports

We are seeking people with a positive attitude who have excellent communication skills, enjoy hands-on learning, excel at problem solving, are well-organised, have attention to detail, and can deliver the best outcome for Programmed and Yancoal.

You’ll need to enjoy interacting with new people, be passionate about and have an interest in building a career in the mining industry.

Who we are

As one of Australia’s largest employers, we work with great companies all around Australia and New Zealand to give you the best opportunities to work when and where you want to.

At Programmed, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment which values and respects diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

So it’s over to you. If you would like to join our team, APPLY now.

To learn more about working with Programmed, we encourage you to visit our website.