Expressions of Interest - Apprenticeships 2025

Date:  31 Mar 2024


Work type:  Temporary - Full Time
Category:  Apprenticeships
Req ID:  7114

Expressions of Interest

Powerlink’s 2025 Apprenticeship Programs – Brisbane, Gladstone & Townsville


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an Expression of Interest (EOI) process only, which offers those interested in an apprenticeship with Powerlink an opportunity to find out more information and receive notifications about the formal application process.

At Powerlink, every possibility starts with you


We believe life is about possibilities. And so is the future.

That's why we need you. As a Powerlink Apprentice you'll help us connect Queensland to an even brighter and more sustainable future, providing high voltage electricity to more than five million Queenslanders and 253,000 businesses. No matter your role, your work is about every light turned on. It's every community connected, and every future made possible.


Together, we're gearing up for an even brighter future, working at the heart of Queensland's energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us grow our impact and ensure we're ready to tackle the challenge of our lives.

Join us and make it happen. Switch on your career with Powerlink. Earn as you learn from the best to become a qualified Linesperson, high voltage Electrician, or a Communications and Control Technician.

• 4-year, paid programs completing one of three apprenticeship streams.
• Supportive + inclusive team environment that celebrates diversity + innovation.
• Learn from industry leading mentors and complete a variety of rotations. 

Find a career that matters and lasts


In one of our four-year apprenticeship programs, you will work under the supervision of highly skilled and supportive tradespersons to complete your relevant trade along with a range of other qualifications such as a First Aid certificate, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate and high-risk work licences (eg. Elevated Work Platform).

As you learn from industry experts, you will play a hands-on role in delivering critical State-wide transmission services to 5 million Queensland customers; connecting Queenslanders to a world-class energy future. In 2025, we are looking to offer three apprenticeship streams based in a variety of locations:

• Electrical Trade Apprentice – Brisbane, Gladstone and Townsville
• Communications and Control Apprentice – Brisbane, Gladstone and Townsville
• Transmission Linesperson Apprentice – Brisbane


To find out more about our apprenticeship streams, please head to our Apprenticeships information page or contact our Recruitment team at . Our apprentices are required to travel regularly throughout Queensland and work on a 9-Day roster.

What you’ll bring


• Hold a current Queensland drivers’ licence (manual required or be willing to obtain).
• You have your own means of transport.
• Completed year 12 (or in the process of doing so) – unless you are a mature aged (over 21years of age) candidate.
• Have a genuine interest in how electricity works.
• You like being hands on.
• Have a strong work ethic.
• Team player with good communication skills.


You are passionate about exploring how electricity works, solving complex problems, safety and taking the initiative to get things done. You're hands-on and love working away in remote locations, or you may want a career outdoors and working at heights (our Linespersons work on towers up to 80 metres high!).

Why Powerlink?

You’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

• Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with Rostered days off every second week.
• Your college fees, toolkit, uniform, and personal protective equipment is all covered by us.
• Attractive salary with yearly increases (and for apprentices over the age of 21, a mature aged rate).
• Access to an employee assistance program.


What next?

If you’re keen to switch on your career with a world leader in electricity transmission, then express your interest by clicking the apply button below and following the prompts. Upon clicking apply, you will be prompted to create your profile and complete your registration, nominating your preferred stream and location.

This process should take no longer than 3 minutes. Once we have your details, we will reach out to you with more information regarding our Apprenticeship Program recruitment process, including notifying you when official applications open, later in 2024.


Be the start of every possibility


There’s so much opportunity for you to grab here. If one of these apprenticeships sounds like it would suit you, we want to hear from you!

At Powerlink, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and harness the unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of all people.
Throughout the EOI process, we provide support for candidates to ensure nobody is disadvantaged.

Please tell us about any adjustments, support or access requirements that may help make our apprentice recruitment process more inclusive. You are also welcome to share your pronouns with us at any point throughout the process.


We’re proud to be a Circle Back Initiative Employer and commit to respond to every applicant.