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Boilermaker Apprenticeship - Garden Island, Sydney


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/11/2017

Job Category:

Apprenticeships & Traineeships / Building & Construction

Job description:
  • Kick off your career with a large scale organisation and join the team at Thales Australia
  • Hands on Apprenticeship within a unique work environment
  • Garden Island (Sydney) location | 2018 commencement
About Thales Australia

Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. Thales in Australia is part of a leading international electronics and systems group serving the defence, aerospace and space, security and transport markets in Australia and throughout the world. Our expertise ranges across protected mobility vehicles and integrated communications solutions for defence through to security solutions and systems integration for the commercial sector.

The Thales Australia Maritime business offers ship repair services, maintenance and asset management / in-service support capabilities for commercial and naval ships in Australia. The business also offers the provision of docking, reticulated services and facility maintenance within Garden Island (Sydney) within the largest docking facility in the southern hemisphere. With a close proximity to the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas, Garden Island is a truly unique location and the epicentre of our Maritime operations.

Exciting Career Opportunity

This role will give you both formal studies (TAFE) and practical experience in the Boilermaker trade, working within the ship repair & maintenance business of Thales Australia, you will be trained in and assist with a range of Boilermaking activities in a diverse technical environment within the maritime field. Your work experience will be gained primarily through on-the-job training working alongside senior engineers, as well as formal training where applicable.
The Apprenticeship includes a rotation program between various areas of the Above Water Services business as well as release to RTO (TAFE). This is an amazing opportunity for a motivated school leaver or someone with a couple of years industry experience that is looking for a Boilermaker trade opportunity, you will be a proven self-starter that is eager to learn both in the classroom and on the job.

Key Skills & Experience
  • Proactive attitude and keen to become familiar with workshop equipment, machinery and its safe operation
  • Willing to undertake multi-skilled activities in all aspects of ship repair and maintenance work
  • Ability to read/understand technical drawings and operate with an attention to detail
  • Willing and able to work within confined spaces, supported by all relevant training
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment 
  • A strong commitment towards maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment
  • Committed to complying with all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Other related duties as assigned, which may include off-site work or projects outside the Sydney metropolitan area
  • A current NSW White Card (General Construction) is preferred 
Special Requirements: Must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance.

Apply now to put yourself in the running for an exciting career opportunity with a global organisation. You will be part of a strong team environment, enjoy diverse career challenges and will be supported with the relevant training and development to help you succeed.

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