Your 1st step to a Sharpe® Future


At Sharpe® we’re energising the next generation with a dynamic career that fosters innovation through manufacturing.

Our Apprenticeship Program provides a solid foundation for a rewarding and future-proof career, manufacturing products that make a difference for our clients in Oil & Gas, Mining and
Defence, throughout Australia.

Working for Sharpe® means working for an industry leading and respected family-owned business. With over 25 apprentices in our program each year, we prioritise a culture of growth and care through our training, where each individual on our team is valued and supported on their journey to success.

You will grow. You will be part of a family.

Your future is looking pretty Sharpe® with us!


Your pathway to a rewarding trade and career progression

Equip yourself with a qualification, the skills for success and a long-term employment opportunity with one of Queensland’s largest employers in the manufacturing scene.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s on offer:

  • Dive into the real deal with hands on experience
  • Earn $$$ while you learn, even when at TAFE
  • Gain a trade Certificate III in Engineering – Fitting & Turning
  • Networking opportunities to secure your future in the industry
  • Professional development opportunities and team workshops
  • Employee benefits and recognition program
  • Paytime program – early access to your pay, when you need it

Read more about our employee benefits and what it’s like to work with Sharpe® at People & Culture.


Put your skills to the test on the latest machining technologies

Cutting edge tech and high turnaround of in-demand products for our clients guarantees a fast-paced, action packed day.

Joining our apprenticeship program will give you practical experience working on some of the latest CNC lathes, milling machines and tools, honing your skills under the guidance of our experienced team and trainers. You’ll learn how to operate or program various machines and perform precise machining services which are fundamental to our manufacturing licenses and quality management processes.


Work for a highly regarded company that unlocks more doors to your future

Sharpe® is known for its highly regarded apprenticeship program. It opens more doors.

Skills in mechanical turning and fitting are highly sought after across the manufacturing, energy, mining and defence industries, so by doing a trade in Engineering (Mechanical Fitter & Turner), you’re positioning yourself as a valuable asset to potential employers, future-proofing your career and commanding a great salary when you complete your apprenticeship.

Over the years the majority of our apprentices have stayed with Sharpe® to become long term employees with many progressing their career into different roles within our company from Engineering Design, Research and Development, to Client Account Management and Business Development.

What our team have to say

  • "I feel that Sharpe® treats each individual employee as part of the family, I have witnessed firsthand how they go above and beyond to ensure that every employee feels included and heard. They actively promote diversity in their hiring practices, ensuring that individuals from all walks of life have an equal opportunity to thrive within the company whilst also encouraging all employees to grow both personally and professionally. Sharpe®’s commitment to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone's unique perspectives and backgrounds are celebrated were clearly recognised by them winning the Family Business Association award 2023. I am proud to be part of a company that truly values their staff and I believe that they have set a remarkable example for other companies to follow."
    Charlotte Rickard
    Recruitment Officer
  • "Over the years, Sharpe® has provided me with the flexibility to be able to complete my degree while still working in the Trade that I came to love leaving high school. I have since seen them provide similar opportunities for professional development and growth to my team members. Sharpe Engineering's desire to create careers for their team members as opposed to jobs is a credit to the company culture and should be praised."
    Brock Kerby
    Engineering Manager
  • "Working at Sharpe® comes with its daily challenges, this drives me to improve my product knowledge along with improving my management skills, I feel a great sense of achievement when the trucks roll out of the gates loaded with the products we produce, this is made easier with the support of my colleagues who strive to constantly improve how Sharpe achieve our goals in maintaining customer needs and productivity. In Zillmere, which is a fast-moving production facility, I have a great team that are always stepping up and going above and beyond to meet tight deadlines. Seeing apprentices develop their skills and knowledge and becoming tradesmen fills me with pride, I’m constantly looking at developing the tradesmen to advance them in moving their careers forward within the organisation."
    Neil Prior
    Zillmere Workshop Manager


After 4 years of learning and on the job experience, you will come away with a Certificate III in Engineering — Fitting and Turning.

4 years full-time, with TAFE blocks scheduled throughout the year.

Anyone can join Sharpe®! If you enjoy working with your hands, seeing your skills produce physical items, and being part of the process of creating something, a career in mechanical fitting and turning might be for you!

Sharpe® offer a full-time wage to apprentices at above award rates. You will receive Superannuation, paid leave entitlements, plus you will be paid while you are at TAFE. You also get uniforms!

Yes. Doing an apprenticeship means completing 4 weeks of study per year which Sharpe® continue to pay your weekly wage to attend. TAFE blocks are completed offsite in either Roma or Brisbane.

No. Fees are not paid by the employee.

There are many opportunities open to our apprentices once they complete their certificate. Many apprentices have stayed with Sharpe® going on to become long term employees.

Yes. Get in touch with our Recruitment Team to discuss your suitability for an apprenticeship at Sharpe®.

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