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Utilities (electricity, gas, water, waste services)

Industry opportunities in the utilities industry

The utilities industry plays a crucial role in keeping cities and towns alive. If you are highly skilled in this sector, you can benefit from job security and good pay. The median income is $1,500 per week, and employment is set to grow by 4.1 percent to 2023

What to expect from a career in this industry

Career outcomes in the utilities industry can range from power plant operators, electricians, to chemical and materials engineers, and more. Especially notable is the need for adaptable workers. Thanks to advances in technology, there is a demand for those willing to learn and evolve with change. Once employed, you’ll find many opportunities to upskill, and perhaps even the potential to niche into a specialised area. 

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • High salaries from entry-level to senior
  • Working at the forefront of technological innovation 
  • Stable employment
  • Incentives to upskill and drive career growth
  • Opportunity to work in your local community

There are many pathways to become skilled in this diverse sector. For example, you could undertake an electrician apprenticeship and become a qualified electrician upon completion. Another example is completing a water operations traineeship, alongside TAFE studies.

Utilities industry apprenticeships and traineeships

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the utilities industry with Mas. Mas helps job seekers who are looking to reskill or upskill to find the jobs and careers they want.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, Mas provides guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.