Trainees & Apprenticeships

Trainees & Apprenticeships

Enter the dynamic energy sector with Zinfra

At Zinfra, we think about the future today.

As the leading and trusted delivery partner to many power and gas asset owners, we are
making a positive contribution to Australia’s energy infrastructure using our industry
expertise to achieve the right outcomes every day. That means we take a long-term
perspective to how we deliver to the electricity and gas industries, select and support the
right talented people who want to build their career in energy and be part of our future.

Every year, we seek out the best talent to be new apprentices and trainees who will become
new generations of expertise and innovation in the industry. We also identify existing talents
and offer them opportunities to further develop their careers within Zinfra.

We are building the capability of the industry through our graduate and apprenticeship
programs. When you join Zinfra, you become part of a team of diverse, inclusive and
passionate people working together to deliver exceptional outcomes, benefitting the whole
community.

In 2020, Zinfra welcomed 25 new apprentices and trainees, commencing in both Power and
Gas businesses across four states, with orientation programs held in both Victoria and NSW.
We also offered six apprentice trainee positions to our existing team members for up-skilling.

Our program is comprehensive with a strong focus on execution of tasks to aid practical
learning, working on some of the most exciting energy projects being delivered around the
country partnered with effective training by external providers.

Zinfra apprentices and trainees are chosen through a robust selection process, then
inducted into our company and partnered with one of Zinfra’s skilled team to mentor them
throughout their journey. The Apprenticeship Traineeship Program has the full support of our
leaders and is closely managed by a passionate team. We are committed to providing a
range of job rotations to enhance learning on-the-job and we have developed a range of
career pathway options to assist our Apprentices to plan for their future.

Since 2012, more than 200 apprentices and trainees have completed their programs, an
outstanding completion rate of more than 80%.

Register your interest in becoming a Zinfra apprentice or trainee by joining the Zinfra
Talent Community, powered by Live Hire where aspiring employees can connect to us
by building their own personal profile.


Zinfra Transmission Linesman Apprenticeship

What can you expect when you become a Zinfra Apprentice or Trainee?

Follow your interests and choose a career path in a range of different areas such as
Electrical, Gas, Civil or Office Administration and a program duration from 12 months to four
years, comprising both on and off the job training.

Our apprentices and trainees regularly attend off-the-job block training with Registered
Training Providers such as Holmesglen TAFE, Tasmania TAFE, TAFE NSW, NECA and
Queensland Skills Tech, who provide you with the critical foundation knowledge and basic
practical skills for your Apprenticeship. All of Zinfra’s Apprentice / Trainee on-the-job-training is supervised by qualified tradespeople and employees according to industry supervision
guidelines.

Throughout our program, you will be required to rotate through a variety of working
environments and locations to ensure you gain the required skills and knowledge for the job,
maximise your development opportunities and help you gain a thorough insight into the
industry in which we operate.

Where it can be demonstrated that you have satisfied specific competencies through
previous study or work experience, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
However the decision to recognise RPL will be solely based on the evidence provided and is
awarded at the discretion of the relevant Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who you
are enrolled with.

Currently we have 66 Apprentices / Trainees in the program undertaking the following trade
qualification training:

  • Certificate III in Electro technology Electrician

  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems - Distribution Cable Jointing

  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems - Distribution Overhead

  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Transmission Overhead

  • Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems

  • Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations

  • Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant

  • Certificate III in Business

Application process and timeframes

You can enquire about Zinfra’s Apprenticeship Program at any time by contacting us through
Zinfra Talent Community where we recommend you build your own Live Hire Profile.

We aim to have one intake each year and applications usually open for two weeks. Please
keep an eye on our website or join our Talent Community for updates.

Our program is advertised under Current Vacancies and via Seek.com.

An online application is required when our program is advertised.

Shortlisted applicants who meet the required criteria will be contacted to undertake next
stages which usually comprises a video interview, an aptitude test at an assessment centre,
further practical assessments (electrical apprentices only), panel and face-face interviews
and background checks (two referees, residency, police check and a medical). Successful
applicants will receive an offer and a confirmed start date.

This is usually a 12 week process.

All unsuccessful candidates are notified by email.