2023 Origin Apprentice and Trainee Intake

2023 Origin Apprentice & Trainee Intake


MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees has once again partnered with Origin to find the next generation of Electrotechnology and Instrumentation, Wellsite Operations, and Water Industry Operations apprentices and trainees for their 2023 Intake.

Applications close on Friday 19 August 2022.


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

The 2023 Origin Apprentice & Trainee Intake offers roles based in the Western Downs region of Queensland at Origin’s Condabri and Talinga sites in the Chinchilla/Miles area.

Apprenticeship and traineeships available:

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 Intake Applications

Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeships

Miles, QLD | JOB ID 5998

Gain a valuable dual trade qualification whilst obtaining valuable on the job experience with leading integrated energy company, Origin

Wellsite Operations Traineeship

Wieambilla, QLD | JOB ID 5997

Traineeship opportunity to up-skill in Wellsite Operations with leading integrated energy company, Origin

Water Treatment Operations Traineeship

Miles, QLD | JOB ID 5996

Seeking a motivated individual dedicated to building a career in the integrated energy industry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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, and
    • 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. Read some other cover letter tips here.

    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.

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

    This apprenticeship and traineeship intake creates employment opportunities and career pathways for Western Downs locals. You must reside in Chinchilla, Miles, or the surrounding area 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 – Completed by early September 2022

    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 – Conducted in September 2022

    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 – Completed by end of September 2022

    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 – Completed by early October 2022

    Employment offers for the program will be made to the successful candidates in October. 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.

  • When do applications close?

    Applications close on Friday 19 August 2022. 

  • 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 2023.

    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 today.