Apprenticeship Program

WesTrac Apprentices are considered to be some of the best in the world. Our nationally accredited training is delivered through reputable RTO training institutes which are renowned for their apprenticeship programs offering best-in-class training. This is where students turn dreams into enduring careers and form friendships that last for life. It is where you become Made for More. A WesTrac apprenticeship is a dynamic learning experience, where you’ll work in state-of-the-art facilities on world-leading Cat equipment.

nsw Plant Mechanic apprenticeship 2025

Plant Mechanics diagnose and repair drivelines, drive assemblies, engines, suspension, brakes, hydraulics, pneumatic systems, steering, wiring and circuits and controlling systems. This includes building, diagnosing and repairing the full range of Cat Fleet.

Plant Mechanic apprentices are given the opportunity to opt into a Dual Trade on completion of their apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship is available at many of our NSW branches.

Please use the selector on the right to choose your preferred branch and then click the Apply button.


Auto Electricians specialise in the electrical systems and components of all types of vehicles. You might expect an Auto Electrician to work only on passenger cars, but they can also work on trucks, farming vehicles, and construction vehicles among many others. At WesTrac, Auto Electricians are exposed to a wide variety of machinery within the mining and construction industry.

This apprenticeship is only available at WesTrac Tomago and Mt Thorley branches.

Apply at Tomago      Apply at Mt Thorley

Fabricators (Boilermakers) cut, shape, assemble and weld steel to construct and repair metal products and structures. At WesTrac this includes the fabrication, repairs and maintenance on a wide-range of Cat equipment, including; buckets, trays, booms track frames, hand rails, ladders, platforms, kick rails, steps and weld brackets.

This apprenticeship is only available at WesTrac Tomago and Mt Thorley branches.

Apply at Tomago      Apply at Mt Thorley

A Fitter and Machinist manufactures, repairs, and fits metal components for production machines and other equipment. They use a range of tools and engineering techniques to maintain and repair mechanical plant machinery and equipment to operational standards. This includes the disassembly and assembly of Cat components, hydraulic systems, precision measurement, diagnosis/fault finding, lathe operation, horizontal boring and milling machine operation.

This apprenticeship is only available at WesTrac Tomago.


Industrial Spray Painters specialise in the operation of painting equipment to spray components with paint or industrial coatings such as powder coating or rust proofing. As an Industrial Spray Painter with WesTrac, you will be exposed to both newly commissioned and rebuilt components throughout our workshops.

This apprenticeship is only available at WesTrac Tomago.

Next Apprentice Intake 


The NSW Apprenticeship Program has one intake every year. The next 2025 intake is now open. Click the 'Apply' links above to apply for one of five apprenticeship options.

Star locations on the map below show the WesTrac branch locations that we assign apprentices to.

WesTrac Apprentice Locations in NSW


The WA Apprenticeship Program has one intake every year. The 2024 intake has closed. Please stay tuned to our job vacancy page or via our socials for updates.

Register for our Apprenticeship mailing list to find out when intakes open

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Endless Opportunities

Available Positions

The employment opportunities are endless for a qualified WesTrac apprentice.

On completion of the program, apprentices have the opportunity to apply for the following types of positions:

  • Permanent trade
  • Dual trade
  • Supervisory
  • Professional

The Apprenticeship Program

How to apply?

Are you Made for More? Stay up to date on the latest WesTrac apprentice intake by visiting our job vacancy page or following our socials for updates.

You’ll be required to submit a resume/CV as part of your application.

If you’re selected as a potential candidate, you’ll be interviewed and may be invited for pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will be sent a formal offer, with unsuccessful candidates also being notified.

Why join the program?
  • Gain a nationally accredited training qualification, paid for by WesTrac
  • Get the opportunity to train in a real working environment on world-leading Cat equipment
  • Receive a subsidy towards a WesTrac toolbox, tooling and uniform
  • You’ll be issued a Caterpillar passport (once graduated) which opens the possibilities to work for any Cat dealer across the world
  • Enjoy all the benefits of a WesTrac employee

More questions about the program?

If you have any more questions about being an apprentice, please read our list of Apprentice Program FAQs.

If you have any more questions about what it's like to work at WesTrac, please read our list of General Careers FAQs.


Interested in becoming an apprentice?

Send a message to our Careers Team and they'll be in touch to provide any information you require about our apprentice program.

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