OPPORTUNITIES: Applications are open for apprentice positions with Ergon Energy.
OPPORTUNITIES: Applications are open for apprentice positions with Ergon Energy. Ella Archibald-Binge

Ergon on the lookout for new apprentices

ASPIRING South Burnett apprentices can learn new skills in their own back yard with Ergon Energy apprenticeships available at the depots in Murgon and Kingaroy.

Recruitment is underway for the early 2020 intake with the need for 95 new starters next January and February across the state, including one each at in Kingaroy and Murgon.

"These roles represent opportunities for people to earn, learn and work in their own communities, so it's no surprise that there is always enormous interest from local candidates,” Fraser Burnett Area Manager Nick Grant said.

"It's a win all-round - local communities benefit from being able to retain local talent, it's great for apprentices to be able to launch their electricity industry careers closer to home, and there's that special sense of pride and commitment that comes from living and working in the communities that you serve.

"The other dynamic we see is candidates who are excited at the opportunity to relocate to a new location, often in a regional area, and they tend to build very strong connections and lives in these communities.”

Mr Grant said they welcomed apprentices of all ages and backgrounds to apply for the roles.

"Energex and Ergon have had a strong focus on encouraging diversity of age, gender and background, and this is translating into interest from a broader group of very high calibre candidates and a workforce that really reflects our communities. I'm excited to see who throws their hat into the ring this year.”

Applications for the positions close on August 5.