Starting a career in the electrical industry requires significant training. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend years in a classroom because an electrician needs plenty of hands-on experience while learning. The most common way to become an electrician in Australia is to find apprentice electrician jobs.

During an apprenticeship, you must complete some theory training and also learn on the job. Your supervisor/employer guides you through your apprenticeship, helping you attain the qualifications necessary to work as a licensed electrician. This also means they pay you as you learn.

While this sounds great, the biggest hurdle is finding apprentice electrician jobs. There are only so many electricians and electrical services companies out there who are willing to take on an apprentice. So, if you’re looking for an electrical career, here’s how to get started.

Searching online

There are numerous places that you could search online for apprentice electrician jobs. Employment websites are a starting point, and there are usually a good number of jobs available. However, the downside of these websites is the amount of competition. Everybody uses them, which means you’ll be fighting it out against potentially hundreds of applicants.

Social media is another place to look. People are quite creative when it comes to finding work in the modern world, so why not try posting on your favourite sites asking if anybody can recommend a company looking for an apprentice?

Industry-specific recruitment companies

Online websites are good, but their reach is extremely broad. You’ve got to search through so many job advertisements, plus we have already touched on the amount of competition. So, since you’re interested in electrician apprenticeships, why not seek out a recruitment or labour-hire company that works in the electrical services industry?

Supply Workforce is one of those, and we can even assist with additional safety training needs. Since we deal specifically with the electrical services industry, we’ve got the right contacts and the right programs to ensure you get the training and employment opportunities you need.

Cold calling for apprentice electrician jobs

It’s an old-fashioned practice these days, but the other option is to contact any electrical services companies in your area directly. You don’t necessarily need to do this by phone, rather you can email them or contact them through social media or their website.

Many companies now have a ‘careers’ section on their website, allowing you to submit a resume for consideration. While it’s a bit of a hit-and-miss process, some companies love seeing potential employees take the initiative rather than waiting for a job to be advertised.

Local energy providers

If you want to work in the NSW electricity distribution network, you could approach the major companies directly. Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy all operate in this field and may be willing to take on apprentices. While working with them, you’ll also complete Certificate 2 or 3 in Electrotechnology, which sets you up for a rewarding career as an electrician.

If you’re struggling to find apprentice electrician jobs, contact Supply Workforce today. We connect motivated individuals with the training and employment opportunities they need.