Cable Jointer Apprenticeship

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Do you enjoy working outdoors? Would you like to be part of a team that is passionate about keeping the lights on in our local communities?

A Cable Jointer Apprenticeship with Essential Energy could be for you.

Cable Jointers are responsible for installing and maintaining the underground cables and network equipment that deliver electricity to our customers.

A Cable Jointer Apprenticeship is a well supported four-year program that combines on-the-job experience with structured classroom-based learning.

What do you learn and what qualification will you gain?

You will have access to the latest training to ensure that your skills and knowledge are at the forefront of the industry, completing a Certificate III in Electrical Supply Industry (ESI) Distribution Cable Jointing, comprising subjects for Work, Health and Safety; Power System Components; Power Distribution; and electrical drawing interpretation – providing a strong foundation to your career. You will gain valuable on-the-job training in the areas of plant safety practices, science and materials and underground network inspection.

Safety is the number one priority at Essential Energy, and to ensure you are kept safe you will be supervised in every aspect of your work, while being mentored and taught safe work practices. You will be trained and qualified in numerous SafeWork NSW High Risk Licences and other industry accredited operations such as Elevated Work Platform Operations, Traffic Controlling, Forklift Operations, 20 tonne Crane Operations and Dogging.

What skills will you acquire?

  • Correct use of power tools
  • Construction skills in underground power systems
  • Safe use of test equipment
  • Practical skills in plant operation
  • Manual skills in using hand tools
  • Electrical theory and how system components work
  • Knowledge of how to operate, maintain and repair HV equipment
  • General knowledge in asset inspection methods.

How much will I earn as an Apprentice?

Position Weekly Pay Rate Plus 16% Superannuation Total Weekly Remuneration*
Apprentice - under 21 years^ $674.58 $107.93 $782.51
Apprentice - 21 years and over $1,342.77 $214.84 $1,557.61

Note: Rate as of 1 July 2023, with yearly CPI changes in line with the relevant Enterprise Agreement.
*Allowances are paid in addition to this amount. All costs associated with travelling for training and work are paid for by Essential Energy.
^Pay progression occurs at the end of each year of apprenticeship.

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