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2024 Origin Apprentice and Trainee Intake

Origin Apprentice Trainee Intake

MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees has once again partnered with Origin Energy to find the next generation of Electrotechnology and Instrumentation, Wellsite Operations, and Water Industry Operations apprentices and trainees for Origin's 2024 Intake.

Origin is Australia's leading integrated energy company and is focused on providing employment opportunities for the communities in which it operates.

The Origin Apprentice and Trainee Intake offers roles based in the Western Downs region of Queensland at Origin’s Condabri and Talinga sites in the Chinchilla/Miles area.

Applications for the 2024 Origin Apprentice and Trainee Intake have now closed.

Visit our Jobs Board for other apprenticeships and traineeships available now.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships Available

Electrotechnology and Instrumentation Apprenticeships

  • Dual trade over 5 years
  • Complete a UEE30820 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician and UEE31220 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Gas Plant Operations Traineeships

  • 2 years
  • Complete a PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

Wellsite Operations (Field) Traineeships

  • 2 years
  • Complete a PMA30120 Certificate III in Process Plant Operations

Water Industry Operations Traineeships

  • 2 years
  • Complete a NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations

Best in Class Training in Your Chosen Trade

As part of these sought-after roles each apprentice and trainee receives:

  • Experience in a world-class organisation with first-class facilities
  • On-the-job training and support from highly skilled and experienced technicians at Origin
  • Support from a dedicated MIGAS mentor
  • A structured training program through TAFE
  • A solid foundation to build a successful career in the Western Downs region
2023 Origin Apprentice Trainee Cohort

2023 Origin Intake apprentices and trainees - Annie, Taneisha, Emma and Beau.

Origin Intake FAQs

  • How do I know if the role is right for me?

    It’s often hard to know if you will enjoy or succeed in your Australian Apprenticeship before you commence.

    Although it can be a very rewarding industry, there is a lot more to these apprenticeships and traineeships than meets the eye. We recommend you take some time to learn a little more about the trade specialisations, as well as finding out more about Origin

  • What do I need to apply?

    You will need a cover letter and a resume highlighting your interests in the chosen trade and the relevant skills you will bring to your apprenticeship or traineeship.

    A cover letter is your opportunity to tell us:

    • A little bit about you
    • Why you want the traineeship
    • What makes you right for this role

    Tell us about what interests you, what you do in the local community and why it will make you a great apprentice or trainee for Origin.

    Think of your resume as a catalogue of your skills and experience. We’d like to see your school and subjects listed along with your grades and any pre-vocational certificates you have completed, plus any full-time or part-time work.

    Make sure you include any work experience or volunteer work where you may have had the opportunity to be part of a team. And don’t forget to list any clubs or groups you are actively involved in.

    You will need to include two referees and their contact details in your resume. It’s a good idea to have your referees in mind and start talking to them about providing a reference if you are successful in moving forward with your application.

    A great referee is someone who knows your skills and strengths, has managed or mentored you and can tell us about what will make you a great trainee. They might be a teacher at school, a manager at work or a coach of a sports team you play for.

  • When do applications close?

    Applications for the 2024 Origin Apprentice and Trainee Intake close on Friday 25 August 2023.

  • I live outside the Western Downs region – can I still apply?

    This apprentice and trainee intake creates employment opportunities and career pathways for Western Downs locals.

    You must reside in Chinchilla, Miles, or the surrounding area (and within 45 minutes to site) to be considered. 

  • Can I apply for multiple roles?

    Yes, you can. To be considered for multiple roles you must apply for each position separately. Each trade is very different and requires different strengths and interests.

    We suggest you develop a tailored cover letter for each role you are applying for highlighting your strengths in the different apprenticeships and traineeships on offer.

  • How long is the recruitment process and what’s involved?

    An apprenticeship or traineeship with Origin is highly competitive and the selection process takes a number of weeks. You must participate in each round to be considered for a traineeship position.

    The full selection process involves:

    ROUND 1: Phone Interview

    Candidates will be interviewed by a MIGAS Recruitment Officer via phone to assess suitability for progression to the next round and to clarify any questions you may have. In this round, candidates will also be asked to participate in online skills testing.

    ROUND 2: Assessment Centre and Panel Interviews 

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre in September, where you will participate in team activities, supervised testing and panel interviews with Origin and MIGAS.

    ROUND 3: Medical Assessment 

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a medical assessment before final offers are made. This will be organised and paid for by Origin and you will be advised where to go to complete the appointment.

    ROUND 4: Employment Offers 

    Employment offers for the program will be made to the successful candidates. A verbal offer of employment will be made, followed by an electronic offer (emailed documents) and new starter information from MIGAS.

    Timing and structure may change during the course of the recruitment process.

  • What happens at an assessment centre?

    An assessment centre is a group assessment where you and other applicants in the running for the roles will be assessed on your practical ability, teamwork, communication skills, ability to problem solve and adapt to different situations. You will be involved in a number of individual, group and practical activities that will be relevant to the position you are applying for.

    Our assessment centres generally start with an introduction and overview of the day followed by an ice breaker to help everyone feel relaxed. Then we move on to the individual and group exercises where you will be assessed by our team throughout the day.

    You can prepare yourself by simply being yourself and ensure you’re interacting and contributing to the activities throughout the day.

  • How will I be notified if I’m shortlisted?

    Candidates will be advised if they have progressed to the next round of the selection process. We encourage you to keep an eye on your phone and emails during the course of the selection process.

    Due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot provide individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Those who are unsuccessful will be notified by email.

  • What happens if I am chosen for the Origin Intake?

    If you are successful, you will receive a phone call with a verbal offer of employment. This will be followed up by a copy of your employment contract and all other documents regarding your employment with MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees.

    From here you will have direct communication with your appointed MIGAS Field Officer regarding your MIGAS and Origin inductions and any additional tickets or training required before your first day.

  • When do the apprenticeships and traineeships commence?

    All roles will commence in January 2024.

    Successful candidates will be advised in the employment contract of their exact start date.

To discuss your application, call 1300 464 427 and speak to a MIGAS Recruitment Officer.

Group Intake Now Closed

Applications have closed for the current Origin Apprentice and Trainee Intake.

Register your details with MIGAS to receive updates on available apprenticeships, including future Origin roles.

View our Jobs Board for apprenticeships available now.


In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.