Detector Inspector is offering apprentices the opportunity to work with our large supporting team of experienced gas fitters. You will gain excellent gas experience in a trade that is always in high demand. Apply now to jump start your plumbing career with Detector Inspector.
Working alongside our experienced gas fitters, you will be primarily responsible for installation, changeovers, maintenance, servicing, and repairs of domestic gas appliances. These appliances include cooktops, ovens, gas heaters, hot water systems and many more.
With the support of our Apprentice Coordinator, you will be guided through the onboarding process and assure the accurate enrolment and registration of your apprenticeship.
To enrol in our Apprenticeship program, you will need to meet the below requirements.
- National Police Check - organised and paid by us
- Current Victorian Driver’s License and car
- Up to date with all current vaccinations in line with the DHHS Guidelines
Working with Detector Inspector
Detector Inspector has been making homes safer since 2005 and provides its range of services to over 300,000 properties across Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania. With a gas servicing business that began in 2015, recent changes to Victorian legislation now make gas safety checks a mandatory obligation for all rental properties every 2 years.
Find out what it's like to be part of Detector Inspector's growing team of apprentices
What we offer
Flexible hours – early finish on Fridays, fun and supportive working environment.
Support from our Apprentice Coordinator to assist you through your apprenticeship
In-house and on the road training including domestic repairs, installations, servicing, and gas appliance knowledge.
Rates & allowances
Plumbing award rates plus superannuation, mobile and uniform. And a daily allowance for travel to work and home again.
Frequently asked questions
Academic and full-time work. You will be attending trade schools, content learning, exams, etc and full-time work on the road with our experienced gas fitters. You should consider a plumbing apprenticeship if you like practical work, enjoy working with your hands and you’re comfortable with a variety of working conditions e.g., outdoors, at height or in confined spaces.
A plumbing apprenticeship takes 4 years to complete, and to be registered also requires an external examination with a VBA (Victoria Building Authority) assessor after completing your training.
We specialise in Gas Fitting – you will learn domestic repairs, installations, servicing, and gas appliance knowledge.
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to problem solve
- Great communications skills
- Enjoy manual work
- Good hand-to-eye coordination
Hourly rates are calculated under the Plumber and Fire Sprinklers Award. The rate varies depending on your age, education level and apprentice year. Link to Pay Calculator: https://calculate.fairwork.gov.au/.
- Comprehensive in-house and on the road training
- A high-demand field and solid career
- Support from our Apprentice Coordinator
- Great work environment -friendly, supportive, and fun
- Job security – consistent work throughout COVID-19
You are required to pay your training fees and Detector Inspector will reimburse based on all of the following being achieved:
- 6-month anniversary with Detector Inspector from apprenticeship commencement
- Satisfactory progress in training, confirmed by Trade School
- Satisfactory progress in role, confirmed by Manager
Previous studies will not reduce the term of the apprenticeship, it will however reduce your attendance to Trade School.
Quarterly, on the 28th of the following month.
You will be issued with 4 x polos, pants, shorts & 1 x jacket (dependent on sizing and stock availability).
You receive a daily allowance for travel to work and home again. You will also be reimbursed for travel between jobs if you are directed by your manager to use your own vehicle. Reimbursement is completed fortnightly when you send full details of your travel undertaken.