#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
- 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.
#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.