GPC 2025 Apprentice Program - Diesel Fitter, Mechanical Fitter

Job No: GPCFTTR2025
Location: Gladstone

About GPC

 Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is a Government Owned Corporation (GOC) and the gateway for Australian trade, jobs and prosperity. With one in four jobs in regional Queensland reliant on trade we’re focused firmly on creating prosperity for all.

Our Values

We respect and care for each other, country and community

We operate with integrity and accountability

We innovate to create sustainable solutions

We collaborate to drive high performance

About the positions

Combining paid work and training, you will learn the practical skills that you need to gain a nationally recognised qualification. GPC is committed to assisting you in developing the right skills and experiences in a positive and safe workplace environment, all under the mentorship of our trades and leaders within the business. 


Our 2025 intake offers the following opportunities:



  • Electrical (Certificate III in Engineering - Electro technology)
  • Diesel Fitting (Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology)
  • Mechanical Fitting (Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade)
  • Refrigeration Mechanic (Cert III in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning)
  • Parklands Gardener (Certificate III in Horticulture)

About you

Each year GPC employs a number of new apprentices and trainees who have a focus and commitment to safety, possess good communication skills both written and verbal, and have the motivation to learn and develop new skills while working constructively within a team.

Candidates must meet the specific eligibility criteria

Diesel Fitter, Mechanical Fitter, Refrigeration Mechanic and Parklands Gardener:

Year 10 final report or TAFE equivalent with a grade C or above in English and Mathematics.

What we offer you

At GPC, we support the development and growth of our Apprentices and Trainees to reach their full potential. We offer an inclusive and supportive environment with exciting career opportunities. 

Some of our benefits include:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • GPC Port Trust Scheme (Apprenticeships only)
  • Comprehensive medical benefits program
  • Superannuation scheme, including salary sacrificing
  • Nationally accredited trade certificate in your chosen trade

How to apply

Please ensure you have the following documents (Word or PDF documents only) ready to upload before commencing your online application:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Copies of school results – current 2024 interim report and year 10 final report;
  • Copy of TAFE results (if applicable);
  • Copies of tickets or qualifications (if applicable);
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria


Applicants who identify as First Nations people, or Australian South Sea Islander people will be required to complete a declaration of heritage 

Candidates will be asked to complete an online aptitude & psychometric assessment during the selection process and will be informed of your progress which will determine whether you have progressed to the next stage.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol screening as part of the process.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the Electrical, Diesel Fitting, Mechanical Fitting Position Description

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce GPC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Part of GPC’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunities includes undertaking targeted recruitment strategies as ‘special measures’ under applicable State/Territory and Commonwealth discrimination legislation. First Nations people, Australian South Sea Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and LGBTIQA+ people are encouraged to apply.

GPC recognises that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that strives for inclusivity and where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

For further information please contact GPC's Recruitment Team on (07) 4976 1686.

If you identify as First Nations people, or Australian South Sea Islander, our Indigenous Affairs team are available to provide support and guidance on how to complete a key selection criteria.  Please call 4976 1450 if you wish to take advantage of this additional support.

Applications for the Electrical, Diesel, Mechanical and Refrigeration Apprenticeships close at 4:30pm on Friday 28th June 2024 and must be submitted via our website

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