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Electrical Instrumentation & Fitting Apprenticeships

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Job Description

Who we are

We proudly locally manufacture around 40% of our requirements at our Geelong refinery. Viva Energy is one of Australia’s most successful energy companies, supplying about a quarter of our country’s fuel. With a strong focus on safety we make, import, blend and deliver fuel, lubricants, chemicals, bitumen and customer services through our extensive national operations.

We know our people are core to our success and give us a competitive edge. We embrace diversity and are serious about having an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can thrive, develop and contribute to their full potential. We know this promotes safety, productivity and wellbeing.


Our Culture

‘The Viva Way’ is all about living our values and behaviours every day, and working towards our purpose which is to ‘help people reach their destination’. We look for people who will live our values – integrity, responsibility, curiosity, commitment and respect.  We know our people and culture are core to our success and give us a competitive edge.  This is why we describe our Company as being ‘Driven by people. We believe diversity in the workplace is every bit as important as it is in everyday life, we have been awarded the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the past three years running.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We recognise that you may have commitments and interests outside of work and offer a variety of flexible working arrangements to ensure your needs and aspirations are supported.


What does a Fitter do?

A Fitter develops precision skills, becomes an expert at using a variety of hand tools and machines. Working with mainly steel, they make and adjust parts, build and fix motors, pumps and valves.It is a hands-on role that requires accuracy, care, problem solving and team work.
At Viva a Fitter spends time in the workshop and also working out in the refinery, a high-risk environment that sees you work in a team responsible for keeping many aspects of the refinery working as they should be.


What is Electrical Instrumentation?

While there are similarities with the role of a standard Electrician, this trade goes to another level. In the 4th year you will develop another level of skill and expertise with Instrumentation. This being the interface between the inner electrical workings of the plant and the instruments used by refinery operators. If you are a numbers person with an analytical mind, that enjoys problem solving this trade would be a role you would flourish in.


What is the career path?

These roles could see you establish yourselves as valuable members of the Viva Energy team, working at the Geelong Refinery or they could be the gate way to work in the Oil & Gas, Mining or Construction industries. Your trade and where you completed it will be highly regarded all over the world.


About you

To be an Apprentice at the Geelong Refinery you need to be a lateral thinker, dependable, detail orientated, energetic, persistent and committed. You will need to be hungry for a hands-on career and ready to commit to the next stage of your career.

This is an amazing opportunity for you to realise your potential, develop new skills and work as part of a vibrant and supportive team.



Safety is fundamental to Viva Energy, and operating safely and responsibly is at the heart of everything we do.



We place a high priority on protecting the environments where we operate. We are committed to continual improvement of our environmental performance, and to minimising any potential environmental impacts arising from our operations or our products.



Everyday our people and our business interacts with local communities across Australia. As a business that is driven by our people, we are committed to working with communities, our people and customers to deliver genuine positive social impact. In line with our company vision, our focus is on helping local communities and our community partners reach their destination.

The Electrical Instrumentation & Fitting Apprenticeships are located at our Refinery in Geelong. The recruitment process will involve abilities testing and interviews conducted by Viva Energy and our GFORCE who partner with Viva Energy Australia to deliver the apprentice programs as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO).


For questions or more information please contact Nicholas Jones, Recruitment Manager on (03) 8823 4246, 0448 188 498 or email n.jones@vivaenergy.com.au

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To hear from current apprentices click on below links;

Rebekah, 1st Year Electrical Apprentice Viva Energy Australia

Max Mitchell, 4th year Mechanical Apprentice for Viva Energy Australia