Our Apprenticeship Program has been creating careers for over 40 years, all under the careful guidance and support of supervisors and a dedicated, full-time Apprentice and Training Coordinator.
The Apprenticeship Program includes study at TAFE or The Westrac Institute, and on the job training.
The Bloomfield Group will typically advertise apprenticeships around June of each year.
Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship
A Plant Mechanic apprentice will gain experience in motor rebuilds, gearbox and torque converter repair, various component replacements as well as have an opportunity to perform scheduled servicing on earthmoving equipment. They will have the opportunity to work on Caterpillar Loaders, Dozers, Graders, Trucks as well as Liebherr and Hitachi Excavators.
Fitting & Machining Apprenticeship
The Fitter-Machinist apprentice will gain similar experience to that of a Plant Mechanic but will also develop skills in the manufacture of components from one off specialty parts through to batch component runs. The Fitter-Machinist will become familiar in the use of lathes, milling machines and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine centres.
Throughout the Group there is a wide variety of electrical work for apprentices from low voltage DC systems through to High Voltage AC switching and maintenance. An Electrical apprentice will gain experience in domestic wiring right through to the latest Programmable Logic Controller systems.
Our boilermaker apprentices will learn to perform a wide variety of work. This includes new fabrication through to repair and maintenance of mobile equipment as well as fixed plant such as Coal Handling facilities. The work is carried out in our workshops or at customer sites and could include the repair of shuttle cars, miners, dump trucks, loaders and excavators and much more.
In addition to the post-school apprenticeship program we offer a Work Experience Program designed for school students. Interested students should send a cover letter introducing themselves, stating the trade that they are interested in and why they would like to enter this trade.
To help coordinate work experience with the school’s schedule and requirements, applicants are required to provide the name and contact details of their school’s Careers Advisor or equivalent.
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