We're committed to ensuring our industry has skilled people now and in the future.
We hire a number of trainees and graduates across the North Island for a variety of roles.
We hire a number of trainees throughout the North Island in a variety of different roles. The most common trainee roles we recruit for are line mechanics, cable jointers and electrical fitters.
If you're interested in one of these trainee opportunities but we are not actively recruiting, please sign up and when a trainee intake is happening in your area we'll be in touch.
Our trainee recruitment process follows a number of steps including a boot camp to give you a taste of what your role at Northpower could be like.
If you're looking to enter the industry and we don't have the role you are looking for, express your interest and we'll be in touch when we have our next trainee intake in your area.
Applications are screened and short-listed. You'll be invited to an interview and we'll ask you to complete a literacy and numeracy test.
If you're shortlisted from the interview stage you will undergo pre-employment screening, reference checking and a short online safety assessment.
Boot camp can be from one to three days depending on the role. You'll learn from industry specialists and get a taste of what your dream role involves.
If you're successful you'll receive an offer of employment - congratulations!
Once you're on board you'll be signed up with the relevant industry training organisation. Over the next few years you'll work closely with your team who'll support you in gaining your qualifications.
All your training is paid for by us.
If you're studying to enter the industry that’s great!
We're looking for people who are interested in a career - not just a job - with passion for the industry and engineering as a profession.
Along with qualifications from recognised tertiary institutions, we're looking for the following qualities and skills when hiring graduates.
If we're not currently advertising the graduate role you're looking for then sign up to express your interest.
We’ll be in touch when we’re next recruiting a graduate intake in your area
If you're looking for information on electrical supply industry training please visit:
We partner with MIT to support engineering students to combine study with hands-on paid work experience.
In July 2021 we’ll be offering an amazing cadetship opportunity to a select number of students who have successfully completed Semester 1 of their NZ Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6) course. If you’re successful, you’ll be employed on a 2.5 year fixed term agreement as an Engineering Cadet, based at one of our depots throughout the North Island. You’ll be paid while you complete on the job learning and also while undertaking residential study. We’ll also pay your course fees for the remainder of your studies.
Click to find out more about the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6) course at MIT.
Click here to view the 2020 cadets in action!
If you have any questions about working at Northpower or our recruitment process, please contact us.Contact us