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Our apprenticeship program is run by nationally accredited trainers who are experts in their field. It’s a hands-on apprenticeship, with both on and off-the-job training at our RTO (Power Training Services) and TAFEWA. 

When completing your Western Power apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to perform electrical work safely and effectively while working towards your trade qualification. 

We’re proud to be an inclusive, socially progressive business that celebrates the differences and talents of our people that make our workforce stronger, smarter, kinder, and more creative. 

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young and mature age workers, and members of the LGBTQI+ community to join us in creating a workforce reflective of the communities we serve. 

2024 Apprentice Program

Expressions of interest are now open for our 2024 apprenticeships. 

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Electrical Apprenticeship

As an electrical apprentice, you’ll develop skills and knowledge in how to to select, set up and install, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and industrial environments.

You'll work towards obtaining a Certificate III in Engineering – Industrial Electrician (MEM31219), which includes meeting the requirements for an electrical licence. The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months.

The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months.

Being an electrical apprentice at Western Power

What does the job require?

  • A range of high-risk licensing
  • A requirement to work in confined spaces and at heights
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to interpret complex instructions, designs and diagrams
  • The ability to undertake complex calculations for the purposes of construction and load management
  • The ability to adapt to changing conditions, e.g. Work location, weather, duration of work activities etc
  • Installing and maintaining circuit breakers, transformers and switching equipment
  • Installing and maintaining systems for controlling the distribution network
  • Emergency electricity supply restoration
  • Installing and maintaining metering and associated equipment
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults on the distribution network
  • Connecting customers to the distribution network
  • The necessity to work away from home from time to time
  • The need to be very safety conscious
  • The ability to work well in a team.

A Western Power apprentice electrician holds the same qualification as a household electrician, however they typically work in substations and other network assets. 

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Mechanic - Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship

You’ll learn to work effectively in the industry, including diagnosing and repairing drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits, welding, thermal cutting, and workplace safety and health.

You'll work towards obtaining a Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR31120). The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months

Being a mechanical apprentice at Western Power

Lineworker Apprenticeship

What does the job require?

  • Inspect, test, diagnose, tune, overhaul, repair and maintain heavy vehicles and plant
  • Detect mechanical and electrical faults and repair and maintain the hydraulic components of engines
  • Use of electric, oxy, MIG and TIG welding machining or hand fitting processes to repair or replace defective parts
  • Carry out routine servicing of vehicles and plant both on site and in a workshop
  • Use of a variety of tools and welding equipment, electrical testing equipment and lifting equipment
  • Interpret work orders and technician manuals
  • Keep equipment cleaned, maintained and lubricated
  • Write service reports
  • Ensure all work undertaken meets the manufacturer’s specs as well as legislated regulations
  • The need to be very safety conscious.

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Lineworker Apprenticeship

You’ll gain skills and knowledge in areas such as installation, maintenance and inspection of poles, structures and associated hardware used on poles and structures and work towards a Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Overhead (UET30621). The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months. 

You'll work at different locations and in different outdoor conditions.  The work is physical, so you'll require a reasonable level of fitness.

Being a lineworker apprentice at Western Power

What does the job require?

  • A range of high-risk licensing
  • A requirement to lift, climb and work at heights up to 120 metres
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to interpret complex instructions, designs and diagrams
  • The ability to undertake complex calculations for the purposes of construction and load management
  • The ability to work in challenging and sometimes hazardous conditions and performing emergency response work
  • The ability to climb poles and tower structures using a safety harness and work while hanging many feet above the ground
  • Construction and maintenance of energised high voltage and low voltage distribution lines
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults on the distribution network
  • Installation and maintenance of public lighting systems
  • Testing and commissioning of distribution apparatus
  • The ability to operate large equipment such as elevated work platforms and hydraulic drills
  • The necessity to work away from home from time to time
  • The need to be very safety conscious
  • Work well in a team environment.

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Cable Jointer Apprenticeship

You’ll gain a broad range of skills and knowledge such as the laying, installation and maintenance of low and high voltage underground electrical cables as well as installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. You will work towards obtaining a Certificate III in ESI – Distribution Underground (UET30821). The nominal term for this qualification is 48 months.

What does the job require?

  • A range of high-risk licensing
  • A requirement to be physically fit and the ability to lift heavy equipment including large cables on a regular basis
  • A requirement to work in confined spaces
  • Manual dexterity
  • Conduct routine maintenance on the underground electricity supply network
  • Join insulated electric power cables installed in underground conduits and trenches and prepares cable terminations for connection to electrical equipment and overhead lines
  • Use of specialised tools and equipment to joint and terminate cables
  • The ability to interpret complex instructions, designs and diagrams
  • The ability to undertake complex calculations for the purposes of construction and load management
  • The ability to work in challenging and sometimes hazardous conditions
  • The need to be very safety conscious
  • Work well in a team environment.

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