Automotive industry apprenticeships

Council’s automotive apprentices work in a range of roles in the auto electrical, heavy vehicle mechanical, auto manufacturing and signage and graphics fields to help maintain Council vehicles. These challenging and diverse roles help to reduce congestion and keep Brisbane moving by delivering Australia’s most modern public and active transport. Automotive apprentices also enjoy the benefits of working for Council.

Types of apprenticeships

Auto electrical

As an apprentice auto electrician you will install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment for Council buses. Tasks include testing, replacing, reconditioning and installing equipment including alternators, starter motors and batteries and repairing or replacing fault ignitions, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switches with specialist tools and machines.

Heavy vehicle mechanics

As a heavy motor vehicle mechanic apprentice you will service, repair, tune, maintain and test the mechanical components of buses including engines, transmissions and suspension systems. You will also diagnose and detect mechanical and electrical faults, repair and maintain hydraulic/pneumatic components and use welding, hand fitting or machining processes to replace or repair faulty parts.

Auto manufacturing

As an automotive manufacturing apprentice you will manufacture framework sections in metal, fibreglass and other materials, design and fit mechanised equipment, use shaping, cutting and welding equipment, design and carry out chassis alterations in consultation with engineers, and alter assembly line vehicles to accommodate special requirements.

Signage and graphics

As a signage and graphics apprentice you will be involved in the computer generating and printing of art and graphics, sign manufacture and installation, and the application of vinyl wraps to Council buses and vehicles.

How to apply

To stay up to date with apprenticeship opportunities create an account and set up a Job Alert (located under Job Management).

Our bulk intake for apprenticeships is usually advertised in September each year. We may advertise apprentice roles at other times depending on business needs.

The recruitment process has a number of steps which may include: application; online assessments, interview and/or assessment centre, reference checks and a medical.

Important eligibility information

You must be:

  • 15 years and over
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a person with a permanent residency visa, a temporary protection visa or a temporary residency visa.

Last updated: 8 May 2019