Apprenticeship & Trainee Program

Mechanical Service Apprentices

Every year D&E recruits new mechanical service apprentices. With our leading apprenticeship program, the competition is fierce and every year we have a tough time choosing the perfect candidates for the positions.

Discover more about the program below.

What is the application deadline?

We usually start looking at resumes in September, with interviews commencing late October through November. The apprenticeships begin in the following January. This schedule is subject to change, so visit our website regularly for updates.

What type of training will I complete?

In addition to the nine blocks of schooling you will complete as part of the apprenticeship, we have also developed our own training program that provides additional development. This differs each year and may look something like this:

1st year - Elevated Work Platform License
2nd year - Height Safety Awareness training
3rd year - High Risk License
4th year - Fork Lift License

With 2-3 training courses to complete each year, by the end of your apprenticeship you will be a qualified mechanical services plumber with the advantage of a variety of additional skills and qualifications under your belt.

Drafting Trainees

  • Do you take hard work in your stride?
  • Are you always looking for new opportunities to grow and develop your skills?
  • Do you want to be part of a leading mechanical drawing office?

If this sounds like you, why not apply for our Drafting Traineeship?

Every year, we look to employ at least four new trainees across our Rowville, Geelong and VCCC sites. We see our Drafting trainees as a long-term investment. We want our trainees to grow with us and share the journey of success as we aim to become the leading mechanical drawing office in Australia.

What is the application process?

We usually start looking at resumes in August, with interviews and assessments commencing in September and October. Successful candidates will begin their traineeship in November / December. This schedule is subject to change, so visit our website regularly for updates.

Attitude plays a big part in the hiring decision. We look for people of all ages who aren't afraid of hard work and who are always seeking new ways to reach their full potential.

What type of training will I complete?

We aim to strike the right balance between theory and practice. D&E Drafting trainees are placed on an accredited national course and will also attend off-the-job training at the AMCA.

Will I have a mentor?

We appoint a senior draftsman as a mentor to each trainee. These mentors work closely with their trainees throughout the drafting course.

What kind of projects will I work on?

Working on some of our most technical and major projects, you will receive coaching to complete challenging and diverse tasks.

Training and development is not limited to our apprentices – take a look at our Training & Personal Development page for more information