Spark up your Job Opportunities with Indigenous Bright Sparks

Spark up your Job Opportunities with Indigenous Bright Sparks

Do you have a desire to work in the electrical industry and are looking for an opportunity to kick start your career?

If you’re no longer enrolled at school and are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person then our Indigenous Bright Sparks Program might be perfect for you!

We are now looking for suitable candidates that fit the criteria and have the right attitude, commitment, enthusiasm, interest and respect to take part in a 16 week supported Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

What do I get?

  • Job ready skills training
  • Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (UEE22011)
  • Uniform and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training and assessment performed in classroom and onsite
  • Career pathway development and advice
  • Individual mentoring support
  • White Card
  • Dogging ticket
  • Training in safe use of hand power tools including chainsaws
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Driving lessons as required

What’s involved?

  • 16 week theory and practical training
  • Health, wellbeing and self-awareness support
  • Adventure-based learning activities

Upon successful completion, participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to apply for ongoing employment with Energex in the July 2017 Apprenticeship intake and;
  • Receive support and coaching to prepare for the recruitment process and aptitude testing

Future Apprenticeship Opportunities:

Following the program, opportunities to apply for Apprenticeships are available at a variety of locations including Beaudesert, Berrinba, Boonah, Burleigh, Caboolture, Cleveland, Cooroy, Esk, Gatton, Geebung, Greenslopes, Gympie, Kelvin Grove, Landsborough, Maroochydore, Oxley, Raceview, Rocklea and Southport.

Indigenous Bright Sparks participants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • No longer be enrolled at school
  • Not be enrolled in a Certificate III or higher level qualification
  • Have turned 17 by 12 July 2017
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident, temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Have a current Queensland Open or Provisional drivers licence or be able to obtain one by 12 July 2017
  • Be available to attend interviews, employability and medical assessments between 4 March and 10 March 2017
  • Be able to attend a 16 week Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Acacia Ridge and Rocklea

Program Dates:

22 March – 12 July 2017


Applications closed on 3 March 2017

Enquiries to Vanessa Parry on 0437 931 101

This Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government

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