The electrical supply industry (ESI) is made up of many different companies that perform a range of duties. Essentially, the term ‘ESI refers to everybody involved in constructing, maintaining and distributing electricity to homes and businesses across NSW. For ESI workers in Sydney, there are plenty of opportunities to build a rewarding career. Let’s take a look at who employs ESI workers in Sydney to give you an idea of where you could kick-start your electrical career.

Electricity distributors

There are three major companies charged with maintaining the electricity network in NSW. These are:

  • Ausgrid
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Essential Energy

All these companies employ skilled electricians and other professionals to perform various duties. The roles are varied, whether constructing network assets such as power poles or planning network expansion. Depending on your qualifications and ASP level, you may be able to work in a range of interesting areas.

Contractors to the distributors

Due to the unpredictable nature of maintaining such a vast network, the three distributors don’t do everything themselves. While they maintain a strong workforce, they also sub-contract certain tasks to various Accredited Service Providers (ASPs) across the state.

Countless electrical contractors work for Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, and Essential Energy. This can either be on a regular basis or as needed. So, if you want to get your foot in the door, sub-contracting or working for an ASP is a good start.

Electrical labour hire agencies

Another way to get into the ESI is through electrical labour hire companies. When you work in labour-hire, you’ll be placed with host employers on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on the employer’s needs. For example, a company like Ausgrid may need a safety-trained and fully screened electrician for four weeks. The labour-hire agency technically employs you and pays your wages, which the host employer reimburses.

You never know where it might lead if you make a good impression during a labour-hire engagement. In the meantime, you could work in a range of interesting jobs, making contacts along the way. Plus, if you have any hassles regarding employment conditions or anything else, you’ve got the agency as a point of contact.

Private companies

Private companies also work within the ESI, although they must adhere to the same rules as everybody else working in the network. All private companies hired to perform work in the electrical supply and distribution network must be registered as ASPs. Also, any of the company’s employees who work in the network must be ASPs.

Want to know more about ESI workers in Sydney?

Supply Workforce specialises in finding qualified ESI workers in Sydney for a range of different employers. We also have strong links to training organisations. This ensures you get the adequate safety training you need to be an Accredited Service Provider (ASP). Whether you’re looking for a career change or want to take the next step in your electrical career, contact Supply Workforce today.