Female Identified Opportunities

Have you always wanted to work outdoors and love hands-on, physical work? Would you like to work in a safe, supportive team environment where you can contribute to your local community? An apprenticeship with Essential Energy could be for you!

Essential Energy is committed to developing equal opportunities for females within the organisation, with a specific focus on improving female representation in non-traditional trade roles. In 2025 we are offering female identified apprenticeship opportunities across a variety of locations in NSW.

We are an endorsed employer with WORK180, a transparent online directory of employers who support diversity, inclusion and equity. We also partner with the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO), with employees encouraged to undertake professional development opportunities provided by NAWO.

Female Identified opportunities:

Cable Jointers - are responsible for the construction, installation and maintenance of the underground and associated electrical equipment that delivers electricity to our communities.

Powerline Workers - are responsible for building and maintaining the poles and wires that deliver electricity to our communities.

Zone substation Electrical Technicians - are responsible for the construction and maintenance of Zone substation, inspecting, testing and reporting the nature and condition of asset and the installation commissioning and testing of associated Zone substation and distribution equipment.

These are identified positions and applicants must identify as being female, in accordance with Essential Energy’s exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) (the “Act”) from sections 25 and 51 of the Act.

What skills will you acquire during an Electrical Apprenticeship?

  • correct use of power tools
  • construction skills in overhead power systems
  • safe use of test equipment
  • practical skills in plant operation e.g. elevated work platforms
  • manual skills in using hand tools
  • electrical theory and how system components work
  • knowledge of how to operate, maintain and repair HV equipment
  • driving and reversing with a trailer
  • general knowledge in asset inspection methods.

What skills will I need to be an Electrical Apprentice?

  • White card
  • Drivers licence and willingness to upgrade to HR (supported by Essential Energy)
  • All our apprentice positions are physical roles, and you will be required to maintain a level of physical fitness with the ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 20kg (34kg two person carry) and stand for extended periods of time. Tasks will involve actions such as squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, shovelling, walking, crouching, and balancing.
  • You will require upper limb strength and endurance to undertake tasks including carrying and stabilising ladders, climbing, reaching overhead, and working at heights for periods of time.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage female applicants to apply regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability for any of the Apprentice and Trainee positions. Other non-identified opportunities include:

* These are identified positions and applicants must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, in accordance with Essential Energy’s exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) (the “Act”) from sections 25 and 51 of the Act.

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