New Opportunities in the Energy Industry Bring Apprentices to Geebung

Careers in Brisbane’s energy industry have started to take off again, thanks to the state government’s plan for economic recovery and the cooperation of energy businesses in Geebung and beyond.

With the help of some of Queensland’s publicly-owned energy businesses, veterans, students, and school leavers across Brisbane were able to find employment and apprenticeship in the energy industry, developing valuable skills related to depots and power stations all over the state. 

Apprentice roles in Geebung and elsewhere include electricians, communications technicians, linespersons, and operations trainees, among others.

“Getting on with the job of delivering Queensland’s plan for economic recovery means ensuring Queenslanders get the opportunity to secure a trade that will set them up for life,”  Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said.

Thanks to the help of RSL Queensland, an ex-service advocacy group, nine ex-service personnel are now training to become cable jointers, linespersons, and electricians in Geebung and six other suburbs after being taken on by Energy Queensland.

Energy distributors Energex and Energon have taken on 88 apprentices to learn about how the Queensland electricity supply industry works, based on figures provided by Mr de Brenni.  

On the other hand, Powerlink is taking on six new apprentices to work on their 1,700-km transmission network while 20 apprentices have been hired to learn how to operate power stations by CS Energy and Stanwell

Workers in the energy industry strive to provide residents of the state with a safe and reliable power supply by connecting and maintaining energy assets across the state. According to Minister de Brenni, “…these apprentices will help Queensland power ahead to 50 percent renewables, while also ensuring their friends, family and communities continue to enjoy reliable electricity.” 

With the local energy industry more active than ever, Queenslanders can expect a reduction in power outages as well-trained and well-equipped up-and-coming technicians steadily populate the state.