Our Apprenticeship Program is a great way to kick-start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce.


#Thiess Apprenticeship Program

The Thiess Apprenticeship Program is a centrally coordinated, national program in Australia, that is recognised for delivering consistent, high-quality on-the-job and off-the-job training.

Applications for the Thiess Apprenticeship Program 2024 are now closed.

By combining paid work and training, you will learn practical skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification. All our block theory components are delivered through nationally registered training organisations and we offer a number of apprenticeships annually through the program.

Qualification outcomes include:

  • Certificate III Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitter)
  • Certificate III Automotive Electrical Technology
  • Certificate III Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Boilermaking/Welding)
  • Certificate III in Electrotechnology Systems Electrician (High Voltage).
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#Is this for you?

Each year at Thiess, we employ new apprentices who demonstrate:

  • maturity and responsibility
  • a ‘can do’ attitude 
  • willingness to commit to structured training, learn new skills and accept direction
  • solid communication skills
  • ability to work in a team environment
  • attention to detail.

#Where are the positions located?

Positions are located on various Thiess sites. Visit our projects to see where Thiess can take you.

#What you can expect

At Thiess, we want our apprentices to reach their full potential. As a Thiess Apprentice, you'll enjoy these benefits:

  • Structured off-site training
  • Learning a trade while being paid
  • Paid college fees and travel related expenses
  • Fully equipped tool kits
  • Supplied uniform and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Supportive mentoring and coaching from experienced tradespeople
  • Apprentice Induction Program
  • Opportunity to participate in the annual Apprentice of the Year Awards
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program.

#The application process

To apply for a Thiess Apprenticeship:

  • check our Careers page for apprenticeship vacancies
  • complete an online application form
  • wait to hear from us - we will contact you via phone, email or letter to advise if you have progressed to the next stage.


Candidates must have completed year 12 (unless you are a mature aged applicant), with sound results in Mathematics and English.

Thiess encourages females, mature aged and Indigenous candidates to apply.

#The recruitment process

The Recruitment Process begins around August each year and continues until December.

  • Your application will be acknowledged by email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • If you progress to the next stage, you will be invited to attend an Apprentice Recruitment Day.
  • At the Recruitment Day, you will receive more information about the positions available, take part in a face-to-face interview, group activities and psychometric testing (including literacy and numeracy).
  • In the interview, you will be asked for examples that demonstrate your knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • If you are successful at the Recruitment Day, you will be required to undertake further assessment including a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol testing.
  • We will then check the references you provided in your application. Professional referees will usually be previous supervisors or managers who have observed your abilities in the work environment.
  • If successful, you will be made a verbal offer explaining in detail the package being offered available.
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Our Apprenticeship Program is a great way to kick-start your career and secure a pathway into our large and diverse workforce.



As the mining industry evolves, graduates like you are the future of our industry. Thiess believes in constantly developing bright minds, passionate innovators and team players.