Transmission Linesperson Apprenticeship Program 2025

Date:  8 Jul 2024

Brisbane, Virginia, QLD, AU

Work type:  Apprentice Program
Category:  Apprenticeships
Req ID:  7483

At Powerlink, Apprentice possibilities start with us


We believe life’s about possibilities. And so is the future. That’s why we need you.

We’re working at the heart of Queensland’s energy transformation. Now more than ever, we need people who want to help us deliver a world-class energy future and ensure we continue to navigate through this once in a generation energy challenge. Join us and make it happen.

Life at Powerlink

As a Linesperson Apprentice, you’ll help us connect a more sustainable energy future for more than five million Queenslanders and 253,000 businesses. Your work with us is about every light turned on, every community connected, and every future made possible. 


  • A four-year apprenticeship offering a competitive salary of $65,395 + 14.75% Superannuation OR $85,130 + 14.75% Superannuation (Mature Aged – 21 years or over) and other financial benefits such as living away from home allowances, various other entitlements and annual incremental salary increases.
  • Inclusive team environment that supports diversity + innovation.
  • Learn from industry leading mentors.
  • Enjoy regular travel to regional Queensland with your collaborative crew.
  • Available to you will be working a 9-day fortnight with RDOs every second week.

Find a career that matters and lasts

During the four-year program, you will inspect, maintain and refurbish Powerlink’s high-voltage transmission lines. Over the course of the program, you will receive guidance from experienced tradespersons while completing your trade requirements. Additionally, you will acquire certifications including First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and High-Risk Work licenses (e.g., Elevated Work Platform).


Upon successful completion of the program, you will obtain a Certificate III in ESI – Transmission Overhead (UET30521). This certification opens pathways to various career opportunities such as Transmission Live Linesperson, Barehand Live Linesperson Work Site Supervisor, and Lines Section Leader within the industry.

The community you will join

Based in Brisbane, we are a passionate working crew exploring how electricity works, solving complex problems and safely taking the initiative to get things done. We are hands-on and love working away in remote locations with our crews.

About you

  • 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 and working at heights.
  • You like getting outdoors, working with your hands and being physically active.
  • Have a strong work ethic and a commitment to safety.
  • Team player with good communication skills.

What's next

If you’re keen to kick start your career with a world leader in electricity transmission, then click apply and complete a short application questionnaire, upload your cover letter and resume.


Once we have your details, we will reach out to you with more information regarding our Apprenticeship program and information about the next steps in our selection process.

Be the start of every possibility

To kick start your career at Powerlink, apply by clicking the button above, attaching your resume and cover letter on our careers page before midnight on Monday the 5th of August 2024. Kindly be aware that the Recruitment team will commence the review process during this period.


There’s lots to love about a career with Powerlink. But our people say there’s three things that really stand out: 


  • A career that matters and lasts: You’ll shape a progressive career connecting more than five million Queenslanders to a world-class, clean energy future.
  • Unique work and the chance to grow: You’ll help find smart solutions to interesting problems as you develop your skills and impact every day.
  • People who love to support and share: You’ll build relationships with experienced, down-to-earth people who you’ll be proud to work with.


To find out more about our apprenticeship streams, please head to our Apprenticeships information page or contact our Recruitment team

Our commitment to inclusion and belonging

At Powerlink, we champion inclusion and belonging by supporting every candidate during the recruitment journey. Please inform us of any needs or adjustments for a more inclusive process, including sharing your preferred pronouns.  As a Veteran-Friendly Employer, we value the skills Veterans bring and ensure equal opportunities. Let us know if you're a Veteran for tailored support.
Successful applicants will undergo necessary pre-employment checks. As advocates of the Circle Back initiative, we pledge to respond to all applications promptly.