Virtual work experience

Electrical Technician

Spark your curiosity for all things electrical—it's time to flex your skills as Inland Rail’s latest Electrical Technician. Learn how to install, modify, and repair signalling and communication systems. Set yourself up with an electrifying skill set and gain a taste of what it’s like to work alongside chief electrical specialists.

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Access from any computer, tablet or mobile
100+ students joined in the last 30 days
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Duration:
4 weeks
Per week:
2-4 hours
Age:
14 - 19
Outcome:
Microcredential
Duration:
40 minutes
Age:
14 - 24
Outcome:
Microcredential

Summary

The logistics

Join our new Electrical Technician work experience and discover how technicians keep our railway tracks safe and running. Learn to investigate faults in signalling systems and conduct necessary repairs, while keeping yourself and others safe in tricky electrical scenarios. Over the next four weeks, you’ll engage with practical problem solving and gain industry knowledge of electrical equipment, maintenance, and safety. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain exclusive feedback from mentors and leading industry experts at Inland Rail on your final project.


Is this for you?

You...

  • Are curious about machines and how electrical mechanisms work 
  • Enjoy fixing and tinkering with things
  • Want to work in the field, not at a desk
  • Are looking to build practical industry skills 
  • Would like an industry mentor and career guidance


Then this experience was made for you!


‍What you will gain

  • A cool toolbox of engineering and analysis techniques
  • Technical and soft skills to boost your professional growth
  • Understanding of electrical safety processes 
  • Industry knowledge of wayside signalling equipment
  • Feedback on your work and progress from industry mentors and a program facilitator 
  • Certified microcredential titled, ‘Electrical Technician work experience at Inland Rail’, to kick-start your career in areas related to electrical maintenance and repair, as well as related fields

To join

You need:

  • Yourself 
  • A can-do attitude
  • Dedication to complete weekly activities
  • A computer, laptop or phone 
  • An internet connection
  • A comfy place to study (yes, even your bed)

You don't need:

  • To limit yourself
  • To break the bank (our virtual work experiences are free)
  • The latest tech
  • Industry experience 
  • A uni degree

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Set yourself up with an electrifying skill set and gain a taste of what it’s like to work alongside chief electrical specialists
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100+ students in the last 30 days

Ideal for

14-19

Commitment

Outcome

Microcredentials

Skills and related jobs

Core skills you will gain:

Critical thinking
Problem solving
Communication
Work ethic
Planning & organisation
Interpersonal skills

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Critical thinking
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Communication
Work ethic
Planning & organisation
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Spark your curiosity for all things electrical—it's time to flex your skills as Inland Rail’s latest Electrical Technician. Learn how to install, modify, and repair signalling and communication systems. Set yourself up with an electrifying skill set and gain a taste of what it’s like to work alongside chief electrical specialists.

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Why Grandshake?

Gain real-world work experience anywhere, anytime. Meet industry mentors, discover career pathways, and join a national community.

Self-paced journey

Complete at your own speed, and gain progressive skills from beginner to advanced.

Video check-ins

Touch-base with a community facilitator and receive personalised guidance at every step of the experience.

Pitch your project

Boost your communication and project management skills in one go, and get key stakeholders on board with your idea. 

Receive mentor feedback

Network with industry mentors and receive one-on-one feedback on your projects. 

Industry-endorsed Microcredential

Receive digital proof of your experience and celebrate your accomplishment with future employers.

Join a national community of students from over 150+ schools

Get help from our community

Get personalised support and feedback from our team, mentors and fellow students.

Build your network

Make connections, discover career opportunities, and collaborate with humans from across Australia.

Real-life experiences

Gain practical skills and insights from a community of industry experts.

What students say

Students rate their Grand experience at 4.9/5 🌟

Claire H

Year 12

“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”

Arslan P

Year 10

“I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”

Darcey K

Year 12

“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon released the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”

David T

Year 11

“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”

Elaine Q

Year 10

"I absolutely loved this virtual work experience. I feel like I learned a lot, and everything I did learn I will be able to apply to anything I do in the future."

Audrey W

Year 12

"The team put so much effort into making sure you get a lot out of the experience. My favourite part was meeting with industry mentors, and it was really beneficial to see what a real industry career could look like. The experience has helped me with my decision making in year 12."

Monty B

Year 10

"Work experience has confirmed my passion for working in a particular field and motivated me to work hard to realise my dreams."

Oscar T

Year 12

"The Grandshake community has been very engaging and welcoming."

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