Job Description

  • Start your administrative career with a Government Corporation!
  • Newly Created 12-Month Traineeship Opportunity
  • 9 Day Fortnight with other great Employee Benefits

There’s never been a more exciting time to join the team at Powerlink and get involved in the once-in-a-generation projects we’re delivering across Queensland. From the development of Renewable Energy Zones, the upgrade of our transmission backbone network, or even the connection of exciting renewable developments like the Copperstring project in North Queensland – we’re helping to build a renewable super grid that will deliver a low carbon energy future for all Queenslanders.

Our People & Corporate Services division includes a wide variety of teams, including People & Culture, Health Safety & Environment, Communications & Customer Engagement, and Business IT. We’re looking to appoint a new Trainee to our Central Administration team, supporting the division through a range of administrative and customer service activities!

What will I be doing?

Starting in Reception for the first three months, you’ll be meeting and greeting visitors, providing security access cards, scheduling transport, answering phones and providing customer service all the visitors that come to Powerlink. This could include members of Government, company representatives, members of the public or new employees!

You may also spend some time in the Mail Room, liaising with couriers, supporting with mail distribution, archiving and advising employees of their deliveries. You’ll also be trained in Financial Administration, Travel Bookings, Uniform & Stationary Ordering, Catering and assisting with functions and events throughout the year.

You’ll start work at 8:15am – 5PM with 30 minutes for a lunch break. There’s plenty of free parking on site, or you can walk from Virginia Train Station!

Do I have what it takes?

We’re looking for a warm, friendly and organised self-starter who’s a good team-player and who loves providing great customer service. You’ll have good time management, great people skills, and be motivated by helping others. You’ll have finished Year 12 and have an interest in working in a corporate or administrative environment.

Whilst you won’t need any administration experience, you will need to have a passion for learning and acquiring new skills and be open to feedback. Some days will be varied, some days may feel repetitive – we’re looking for somebody who want’s long-term development and appreciates the opportunities available to them once they finish!

What else do you offer?

You’ll be paid as an Administration Trainee under the Federal Miscellaneous Award and work 38 hours p/week. You’ll also have access to:


  • Hybrid, family-friendly and flexible working arrangements including substitution of public holidays.
  • 12.75% superannuation and salary packaging of novated lease vehicles
  • Volunteer leave and 14 weeks paid pay.parental leave – at full or half
  • Bright, open office layout with access to onsite credit union and cafeteria.
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles.
  • Health and wellbeing benefits, including corporate health plan with employee discounts, annual flu vaccinations, onsite gym facilities and access to Employee Assistance Program.

How do I apply?

If you see yourself in this opportunity, then we’d invite you to apply! Please click on the Apply button to be taken to our careers page to start the application process, attaching your resume and cover letter responding to the “About you” section above.

Please monitor your email for further communication regarding the progress of your application.

Applications close on Monday, 26th June 2023 at 11.59pm.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity or to request a copy of the position description, please reach out to [email protected]

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

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