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Join the team at Western Power

Our collaborative, flexible and safe work environment will allow you to develop and expand your expertise in an industry that is constantly evolving. With a strong focus on equal opportunity employment, you will be encouraged to embrace development and training opportunities, and exercise your skill base to help deliver an essential service to the people of Western Australia.

Benefits

  • Western Power offers salary packaging arrangements including novated leasing, remote area benefits and the ability to purchase additional annual leave, which enables employees to maximise available tax concessions to support their individual needs.

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    We’re committed to our people

    Your health, safety and wellbeing is our priority. We offer flexible working arrangements in a team environment and we’re committed to equal opportunity employment.

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    Interesting work

    You’ll experience autonomy, responsibility and enjoy interesting and challenging projects in an industry that is constantly evolving and in a company that is embracing innovative solutions for the benefit of our customers.

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    Training and development

    We are committed to developing your career through continuous learning. At Western Power, you’ll have access to training through our registered training organisation – Power Training Services – plus opportunities for coaching and mentoring. You may also be eligible to participate in our study assistance program.

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    Salary packaging

    We offer flexible salary packaging opportunities including the option to purchase additional leave, sign up to a novated lease or make pre-tax charity donations.

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    Social club

    Members of the Energy West Social Club can hire holiday homes located in prime locations throughout Western Australia at an affordable price, offers heavily discounted prices for Adventure World, Rottnest ferry, movies and Perth Zoo, as well as a range of other exclusive members' discounts.

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    Exclusive offers

    As a Western Power employee, you and your family gain access to the MyBenefits program. Through MyBenefits employees enjoy offers from leading brands on a range of products and services including health insurance, gym memberships, motoring, travel, fashion, home living, groceries and petrol.

Our roles

It’s an exciting time in the electricity industry: a time of great change, innovation and opportunity. To help shape the future of the electricity network in Western Australia, we need people who are as passionate as we are about lighting up the State. Whether you’re located in an office, at our control centre or out in the field, these roles all have one common goal.

Our entry level apprenticeships provide passionate individuals with the training, mentoring and development opportunities required to succeed in this specialised industry. The program comprises of four years’ comprehensive training both at our technical training centre and in the field, building the perfect foundation to launch your career either as a qualified Lineworker or qualified Cable Jointer. 

Our Registered Training Organisation, Power Training Services WA (located in Jandakot), offers a four-year comprehensive training course that supports our apprentices to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Apprenticeship program intake
Applications for our 2018 apprenticeship program have now closed. Thank you to all applicants. 

Details for the 2019 apprenticeship intake will be published on this page in October 2018. 

 

 

Lineworker Apprentice
As a Lineworker Apprentice, you will be expected to operate safely and effectively, working towards all the requirements you need to achieve your trade qualification. This will include:

  • Construction and maintenance of overhead power lines
  • Installation and maintenance of public lighting systems
  • Testing and commissioning of distribution apparatus
  • LV and HV de-energised work underground polymeric cables.

During the four years of your apprenticeship you will undertake regular off the job training learning the trade skills you require. Back in the workplace you will be guided and mentored by qualified and experienced work colleagues to apply these skills while working on the Western Power network. 

Successful completion of your apprenticeship will result in you being awarded a Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems - Distribution Overhead. You will also be issued a Trade Certificate by the Department of Training and Workforce Development WA. 

Cable Jointer Apprentice
As a Cable Jointer Apprentice, you will be expected to operate safely and effectively, working towards all the requirements you need to achieve your trade qualification. This will include:

  • Construction and maintenance of underground transmission networks
  • Installation and maintenance of public lighting systems
  • Testing and commissioning of distribution apparatus
  • LV and HV de-energised work underground polymeric cables.

During the four years of your apprenticeship you will undertake regular off the job training learning the trade skills you require. Back in the workplace you will be guided and mentored by qualified and experienced work colleagues to apply these skills while working on the Western Power network. 

Our operational teams support the construction and maintenance of our network by maintaining the integrity of the network in a safe, reliable and affordable manner to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity to our customers. Based in the field or in an office, our operational teams include electrical tradespeople, field trainers, electrical technicians, cable jointers and lineworkers.

At Western Power, we offer a diverse range of innovative and technical engineering roles where our experts research, plan, design and manage the South West Interconnected System. Our teams include civil/structural engineers, asset managers, control room engineers and operators, electrical engineers, engineering managers, planning engineers, project managers, principal engineers, SCADA technicians, communications and protection engineers and technicians.

We offer a variety of professional and corporate roles that support the delivery of an essential service to the Western Australian community. Our teams include commercial, finance, accounting, communications, safety health and environment, information technology, legal, risk and compliance, administration, business support and call centre professionals.

Western Power offers a wide range of on-the-job programs to ambitious graduates who are looking for hands-on experience and access to some of the best minds in the business. Our programs include electrical engineering graduate programs, vacation schemes for electrical engineers and scholarships to high school students entering university.

Electrical Engineering Graduate Program

This program runs over three years and gives you exposure to all areas of the business – from communications to protection to design and systems. You'll not only develop a strong understanding of our business, you'll also build great relationships with industry professionals and peers.

Vacation scheme

We offer a range of vacation employment opportunities electrical engineering students. Working on projects relating to electrical power engineering, this is a fantastic way to apply what you are learning to real challenges out in the field.

To qualify for a position on our vacation scheme, you will need to be:

  • currently undertaking power engineering units
  • available for work from late November to early February
  • a holder of a current driver's licence
  • able to work anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area
  • eligible to work in Australia.

Preference will be given to students who are approaching their final year.

Student scholarships

Western Power offers a number of scholarships to support university students through their study. For more information please contact recruitment@westernpower.com.au.

Opportunities

Would you like to be a part of a passionate and innovative team in an exciting and changing industry? Explore your next opportunity with Western Power.