Contracting Capabilities

Northpower provides contracting services across the North Island including engineering, infrastructure management and maintenance and construction.

Trainee Fibre Layer/Jointer

Are you looking to kickstart your career in the telecommunications industry? We are currently seeking a Trainee Fibre Jointer to join our team and receive comprehensive on-the-job training, along with the opportunity to attain NZQA Level 3 Telecommunication’s certification. 


The role:

As a Trainee Fibre Jointer you will be reporting to the Fibre Field Services Manager. You will also:

- Assist experienced fibre jointers in the installation, maintenance, and repair of fibre cables

- Learn how to splice and terminate fibre cables under supervision

- Follow safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a secure working environment

- Participate in training sessions to develop technical skills and knowledge

- Support the team in various tasks related to fibre network operations


What’s in it for you?

A role with us will enable you to work within a diverse and collaborative team with a very supportive leadership team. Some of the other benefits include:

- Competitive remuneration based on experience and qualification for full time employment of 40 hours per week

- Plenty of training and development opportunities for career progression

- Working on multiple projects with plenty of forward work for the upcoming months

- A tight knit group of team members who support each other’s growth

- In-house wellbeing programme and initiatives including group discounted medical insurance


About you

As a trainee Fibre Jointer, you’ll have:

- High school diploma or equivalent

- Valid NZ Drivers Licence Class 1 preferred (Class 2 Heavy traffic to be obtained)

- Strong interest in pursuing a career in the telecommunications industry

- Ability to work well in a team and follow instructions

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Willingness to learn and develop new skills

- Physically fit and able to work in outdoor environments


This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who are passionate about telecommunications and eager to gain hands-on experience in fibre technology. With the added benefit of training towards achieving NZQA Level 3 Telecommunication’s certification, this role offers a solid foundation for a successful career in the industry.


About us

Northpower is an electricity and fibre network provider for Whangārei and Kaipara, with more than 60,000 connected customers.

Northpower is one of the largest multi-utility contractors in New Zealand, servicing the needs of clients in transmission, distribution, generation, fibre, renewables, and commercial sectors. We have a reputation for excellence and innovation, providing commercially viable solutions for electrical and telecommunication design, construction, and maintenance requirements.

 We have over 1,400 staff working together across 14 locations to keep the power on and the lights going for our customers.


Get in touch!

If you are a motivated individual looking to launch your career in telecommunications, apply now to be considered for this exciting Trainee Fibre Jointer position with training opportunities. To apply, Head over to our careers website and search for #Req1302.

Unfortunately applications from international candidates or those without the right to work in New Zealand cannot be considered.

Northpower has an in-house recruitment team who manage recruitment for all our vacancies.  If you're interested in a role with us we would encourage you to apply directly online to us, as we don't accept candidates via agency (unless the role is advertised by the agency at our request).