New recruits' excitement at hometown careers

22 May 2023

Field teams across Essential Energy’s footprint have welcomed the largest cohort of apprentices and trainees ever seen in the business. Having recently completed their first month-long block of training, the 124-strong group, which represents a 130% increase from 2022, brings the total number of apprentices and trainees in the business to 236.

February also saw the latest Graduate Program cohort starting their careers at Essential Energy with 11 graduates from areas including engineering, information technology, data, finance, and human resources.

“Our career talent programs build from strength to strength, and we are delighted to welcome our new team members who all bring their own abilities and experience to these roles,” said Amalie Smith, Essential Energy’s Chief Human Resource Officer.

“We are committed to building our regional communities that are the heart of where we work and live. Implementing long-term career pathways within the electricity industry will help ensure a skilled workforce for the energy network of tomorrow.”

“I am also really proud to welcome 10 women and 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have joined us this year in our Apprentice and Trainee program. It reflects the significant efforts we have made to create opportunities for everyone to gain access to quality training and employment opportunities, while also reflecting the communities we serve,” Ms Smith concluded.

The new apprentices and trainees will be located across 63 Essential Energy depots including Barham, Bathurst, Bega, Berrigan, Bombala, Cooma, Corowa, Dubbo, Goulburn, Griffith, Moree, Nambucca Heads, Orange, and Parkes.

Graduates standing in front of office

2023 Graduates outside Essential Energy building