Together we thrive in the success that apprenticeships and traineeships can bring in developing a skilled workforce.

Bowhill Engineering has a wonderful mix of school leaver, adult, mature, new and current employees undertaking upskill, this diversity has brought a sense of collaboration between young and old in the workplace.

Bowhill Engineering thrives to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, opportunities are open to ALL Applicants of ALL ages within Apprenticeship/Traineeship eligibility. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

– Samantha Krollig, HR Manager

As a major South Australian, Murraylands Employer, Bowhill Engineering recognises the value of offering Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities within our local region. A number of opportunities to gain a nationally recognised qualification and learn whilst on the job through Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities are offered annually.

We are extremely proud of the Apprenticeship & Traineeship team that we have built. Apprenticeship/Traineeship opportunities are developed with long term employment and retention in mind and are integral in our company growth and success. Through our workforce development, opportunities are considered for not only new team members but also existing team members where interest & skill development is expressed.

Bowhill Engineering offer a positive learning environment with established routines, systems, processes and procedures to ensure training is structured and supportive. Through our long term, continued Apprenticeship/Traineeship program, we have seen a wonderful support network develop. Our environment focuses on being non-competitive and supportive, providing mentoring that flows from each stage of our apprentice/trainee group.

We provide a forum where Apprentices/Trainees can speak courageously in a group or individual setting with a support person who will back them or speak for them on any challenges they have. Our amazing group of current tradespeople and professionals have embraced the Apprenticeship/Traineeship program and are unified in building our next talent, seeing the success that our program brings in meeting project requirements, workforce growth and sustaining a work/life balance we can all enjoy!

The Apprenticeship/Traineeships programs include:

  • Paid Employment and Training for the duration of the Apprenticeship/Traineeship
  • Training Contract as per Training and Skills Commission of South Australia/Traineeship & Apprenticeship Pathways (TAP) Schedule
  • Training Plan delivered via a Registered Training Organization
  • Award Rates Applicable as per relevant award (reviewed each Stage/Level of Apprenticeship/Traineeship)
  • Flexible School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeships considered along with Full Time Apprenticeship/Traineeships

Minimum Requirements:

  • Year 10 completion (Year 11 preferential).
  • Work Experience completion (recommended)
  • Reliable transport

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Opportunities include:

  • Apprenticeship Metal Fabrication 4 years (4 Positions Annually open in September)

Certificate III Engineering – Fabrication Trade
Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication)
On the job training + one day per week at TAFE SA Murray Bridge

  • Traineeship Surface Treatment Facility Team 4 years (Positions open as required)

Certificate III Surface Preparation and Coating
Surface preparation & Coating Tradesperson
On the Job Training + Block Training one week per month with TAFE South West

  • Traineeship Business Administration (Trainee Receptionist) 12 months (November annually)

Certificate III Business
Clerical Officer (Office Administration)
4 days on the job training + 1 day online training (in house)

How to apply:
Opportunities are advertised via Our Vacancies web page whilst open Applicants need to provide:

  • Cover letter (A4 page only) expressing interest and any relevant experience/skills, personal strengths
  • Resume including three references

Further Detail: Please contact our HR manager, Samantha Krollig on 8570 4208

Traineeship Brochure


In a competitive recruitment climate, Bowhill Engineering is known as the employer of choice in the Murraylands and is not afraid to shout out the benefits of joining the Bowhill Engineering team – why because we love where we work!

We offer some great opportunities to join our team with a full work schedule of exciting projects planned

– together we thrive!

Why Choose Bowhill Engineering?

Bowhill Engineering continues to be proudly family-run and continues to provide the same commitment to its clients, who have expanded into industries including mining, water, defense, and commercial building, turning it from a local SA success story into an Australia-wide industry benchmark. The business now operates an impressive modern facility in Bowhill and has worked on some of Australia’s most notable and complex projects – but still considers its services to the local community as its most important work.

We are committed to our teams’ growth with team members averaging 5+ years of tenure. We have worked with over 40 apprentices & trainees who have completed their certificates and are now fully qualified.

– together we thrive!


Employee Assistance Programme

$100 employee health assistance annually + EAP (Employee Assistance Program) – free confidential consultations for yourself and your family via Access Programs (Value $495)

Reward & Recognition

An employer of choice in our local region, wages are competitive, and performance based. Permanency reviewed at 6 months; Wages are reviewed annually via our performance appraisal schedule. Wage Boost Incentives – $3k Recruitment incentives available to existing staff for recruitment of Metal Fabricators.

Workplace Facilities

Made up of 4x workshop facilities, we are extremely lucky to have room to move and grow and provide a safe workplace, with great plant & equipment to work with. Check out our outdoor balcony dining area and lunchroom with eightball tables while visiting.

Who are we?

Well, to summarise, we are a bit of a “BCF” kind of crowd really, we are country people that love to get outdoors and be active, spend time with our families, participate in local sporting groups and generally have a good time. Boating, camping, fishing, 4WDing, cars, bikes, river recreation…. We love it!


Company culture

Is there no better feeling than enjoying where you work, working with mates and working together to achieve the big picture!? We are super proud of who we work for, the projects that we achieve and the team that we have! Our retention rate is over 5+ years, testament to the work that we put into our team in an ever-changing and competitive industry.

BEERS Social Club

A great, fun way to get to know the team! Whether it is tea at a local pub, go karting, horse racing, celebrating special events, these events are always fun and are held quarterly. Membership is great value at only $5 per fortnight and we love all of our team to be members.

Wellbeing & Staff Recognition

Aside from social club activities, we hold a number of in-house events, including Celebration Hour once a month, where we stop early and celebrate all the good stuff happening with drinks and nibbles as a team! We also have welcome lunches for new staff and morning teas to celebrate important events or dates such as Movember, Sids for Kids and more.

“Great place to work, they have supported, encouraged and met my work life balance requirements for my family for 10+ years, I enjoy the family team atmosphere”


“Family friendly atmosphere where collaboration and team-work are both encouraged and rewarding to all clients and employees”


“They really care and try hard to make it a great place to work. I feel my input is valued.”


“It’s more than just a business, its a family.”


“I enjoy working at Bowhill Engineering because of the good work life balance and the wicked blokes that I work with.”


“I really enjoy the variety of projects we get to work on. as well as the level of support I receive from all my peers.”


“The staff and beyond that make up the Boweng family are encouraging and supportive, not just to achieve work goals, but outside of work as well. I’m proud to be a part of it.”


“My experience at Boweng has been positive. The team is very professional, with a great team work culture and being welcomed into the team very quickly.”


“I like working with my mates and other good people.”


“I love working at Boweng because its such a positive team environment and everyone is always willing to helo you and set you up for success.”


Murraylands SA – 30 mins Mannum, 40 mins Mur