Indigenous Opportunities

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Essential Energy partners with recruitment and training organisations Maxima and the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) in a unique program aimed at boosting potential Indigenous employment opportunities.

Our Indigenous Pre-employment Traineeship Program offers participants the chance to obtain valuable nationally recognised qualifications and skills within a supportive workplace environment. A lack of qualifications, certificates and licences can often create a barrier for Indigenous community members considering apprenticeship programs, and this program aims to address this.

Successful Indigenous applicants participate in a range of business activities to support their learning and development. This includes hands-on experience to assist in the installation, construction and maintenance of our electricity network and within the business.

Trainees are exposed to opportunities that help them gain the industry-specific skills required to be successful in an energy distribution business. They undertake activities such as operating vehicles, plant and equipment and apply this knowledge to our overhead, underground and overall distribution business.

Successful applicants will work towards attaining:

  • a nationally-recognised Certificate II in Business and related applicable skill sets
  • a WorkCover NSW Construction Induction certificate
  • a driver licence (if not already obtained) and
  • other relevant and required industry and business requirements.

We are committed to providing opportunities that encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our aim is to open the door for future opportunities with Essential Energy through the development of foundation skills.

We have also partnered with two important diversity focused organisations, The Clontarf Foundation and The Girls Academy.

Read our media release - Partnership opens Indigenous employment pathways

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for our 2020 Apprentice Campaign.