Apprenticeships and traineeships
Every year, Power and Water provides an opportunity for school leavers and adults to undertake apprenticeships in electrical, mechanical and linework.
Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT) recruits apprentices in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek who are then hosted at Power and Water for the duration of their apprenticeship.
Apprentice opportunities at Power and Water will be advertised in September and October and successful applicants can expect to commence their apprenticeship in the following January.
People who train to become an electrician will perform a range of tasks including:
- locating electrical malfunctions
- installing electrical control systems
- connecting switches
- working with circuit breakers
Electrician apprentices need to have good hand-eye coordination, be practical and able to do precise and detailed work. They will also have to work as part of a team, be physically fit, enjoy mathematics and have good communication skills.
People who train to become a mechanic will perform a range of tasks including:
- testing and maintaining diesel and gas powered equipment
- detecting mechanical and electrical faults
- welding, machining and hand fitting processes to repair parts
Mechanical apprentices need to enjoy practical and manual work, be good at maths and be physically fit.
People who train to become lineworkers will perform a range of tasks including:
- installing and maintaining power poles, streetlights, transformers and circuit breakers
- trimming tree branches clear of powerlines
- adjusting tension of cables and perform emergency repairs such as isolating live wires
Lineworker apprentices need to enjoy working outdoors and using their hands and be able to work at heights. They also have to be physically fit, good at maths, able to work as part of a team and have good communication skills.
Power and Water also offer a range of traineeships, generally in the administrative categories.