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Apprentice videos

Do you want to know what it takes to work in the energy industry?

These six short films feature real people in real jobs to give you a glimpse of real career pathways.


Tradies with Spark

Join Ben and Dalton as they discuss a day in the life of an electrical tradesperson. With freedom to work independently and a consistently varied job list, Ben and Dalton have found that their electrical apprenticeships perfectly suited their lifestyle, citing hard work and study as the key to a successful career.

Running time: 4:44


After struggling to determine what he wanted to do in life, Danny’s ability in maths led him to choose a career where he could play to his strengths, which saw him take on an electrical apprenticeship. Now a second year apprentice linesman with Energex, Danny discusses life in his current role and his love for working outdoors.

Running time: 4:09



Innovation and Integration

Electrical contractor Glen Powell began his own business at just 22 years old. After being accepted into engineering, Glen decided a more hands on approach to work and his preference for working with people would lead him in a different direction, choosing instead to begin a four year electrical apprenticeship. Glen says the benefits of this choice include earning money whilst gaining a qualification, and a growing level of maturity.

Running time: 4:10

Greener Pastures

Third year apprentice Aymee has discovered that despite her colleagues in the electrical industry being predominantly male, she has always been treated equally throughout her career. Aymee discusses the perks of the job and what she enjoys, as well as the ins and outs of life as a female tradesperson.

Running time: 4:02

Pipe Dreams

After beginning his career in the IT industry, Dave decided an office job just wasn’t for him, and has since taken on further training and education to obtain qualifications as a Plumber and Gas fitter. Each day for Dave is varied and challenging, allowing him to draw on both knowledge bases on a regular basis.

Running time: 3:48

To the Top

Malcolm Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Master Electricians Australia (MEA), provides an overview of what MEA can do for you. Whether you’re a first year apprentice or a retired electrical contractor, MEA has services that can assist you through your life as an electrician. Mr Richards expresses his passion for the industry and the positives of working in the electrical industry.

Running time: 4:49