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

For more than a decade, the Thiess Apprenticeship Program (TAP) has been striving for excellence, best practice and innovation. Founded in Queensland, it is a centrally coordinated, national program that is recognised Australia wide for delivering consistent, high-quality on-the-job and off-the-job training.

By combining paid work and training, you will learn the practical skills that we require of our team and gain a nationally recognised qualification along the way. All of 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)

#Is this for you?

Each year at Thiess, we employ a number of new apprentices who demonstrate the following:

  • Mature/responsible attitude
  • Good work ethic
  • Self-motivation
  • Willingness to commit to structured training
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team based environment
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Can accept direction
  • A ‘can do’ attitude towards work
  • 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. We've developed an Apprenticeship Program that offers something different. As a Thiess apprentice, you'll be taking advantage of:

  • 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 tradespersons
  • Apprentice Induction Program
  • 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
  • The recruitment process begins.


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.
Vacation students

Vacation students

Thiess offers a vacation program aimed at providing on the job experience, in a structured environment.



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



At Thiess, we invest in our people and back them every step of the way