August 3, 2018
Ergon Energy is on the lookout for nine new apprentices, including an opportunity to train as a linesperson in Murgon.
Applications for Ergon’s 2019 apprenticeship intake opened on Friday.
Six apprentices will be selected to start with Ergon in Maryborough early in 2019, along with one each in Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Murgon.
“Most apprenticeships are offered to local people so they can develop their skills while remaining in the community with their family and friends,” Ergon spokesman Jeff Green said.
“The network businesses have a strong focus on being representative of the communities they serve, so I encourage people of all backgrounds, whether they are soon to complete Year 12 or are mature-aged, to consider applying for this great opportunity to learn a valuable trade.”
Mr Green said the apprenticeship intake demonstrated Ergon’s commitment to ensuring it had the front-line staff required into the future to deliver a safe and reliable electricity supply.
“The importance of having a highly trained workforce is evident from our response to natural disasters right across the State, when hundreds of crews work to restore power to communities impacted by cyclones, storms and floods,” he said.
“Most of the crews working in those situations began their careers in the industry as apprentices, just like next year’s intake will, and the value and reliance the community places on their work is clear for all to see.”
Apprenticeships available vary by location and include electronics and communications technician, distribution linesperson, transmission linesperson, cable jointer, mechanical trade (diesel fitting) and electrician.
For more information or to apply, visit the Ergon website
Applications close at 11:00pm on Monday, August 20.
The South Burnett Regional Council is also seeking staff to fill positions in Nanango and Kingaroy.
Information about the positions can be found on the Council’s website