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Have you finished Year 10 and are ready to kickstart your career? Set yourself up for success with our structured apprenticeship program, combining on-the-job learning and study.

Earn while you learn

An apprenticeship with Water Corporation is like no other. You’ll work on state-of-the-art pumping stations, large-scale desalination plants and other critical infrastructure across Western Australia, all while studying a nationally-recognised trade qualification.

Depending on your trade, an apprenticeship can take between three to four years to complete.

What’s in it for me?

  • Earn an attractive salary while gaining your trade qualifications in a mechanical, electrical or fabrication (welding) trade.
  • Never be bored – get hands-on training and experience working on a variety of projects.
  • Receive a nationally-recognised trade qualification (Certificate III) with all course fees and books paid by Water Corporation.
  • Be supported every step of the way with experienced supervisors and mentors.
  • Enjoy flexible working conditions, including 9-day fortnights.
  • Opportunities to apply for long-term employment - many of our apprentice graduates continue to work with us as qualified tradespersons.

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“The expansive network and variety of work means I'm never in the same place. I work alongside seriously experienced minds and really like that my job is helping to secure a sustainable future. The 9 day-fortnights aren't bad either!” James Rogers, first year apprentice (electrical).

Am I eligible?

We value diversity and welcome applications from enthusiastic individuals who:

  • have successfully completed Year 10
  • are able to effectively communicate and have great interpersonal skills
  • have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • hold, or are working towards, a driver’s license
  • are able to work independently and in small teams
  • a willingness to learn about workplace health and safety.

Applicants may need to complete a numeric, literacy and mechanical reasoning aptitude test, a pre-employment medical, and a drug and alcohol clearance.

How to apply

Applications for our apprenticeships will open in July 2024 for a December 2024 start.