Now is the time to undertake a trade, but don’t take it from us, just ask our people

Projected growth in the construction industry and the increasing demand in renewable energy, means that we are always increasing the capability and capacity within our team. Although the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt across most industries, according to the National Electrical Contractors Association, the number of people undertaking trades has dropped significantly due to low unemployment rates and fewer skilled tradespeople.


Diverse Workforce

At Detlev’s we aim to address barriers to entry and seek diversity within our workforce, including increased female participation. Brianna Lazzari is one of our first year apprentices, and she spoke to Region Media about what she loves about being an electrician.

“I would never be able to do a desk job, so I looked into trades,” Brianna says. “I love the variety of work and people, and the social aspect of it.”


Good Work. Good People.

Ben Abbot joined us in 2018, and he describes the move as the best thing he’s ever done. Detlev’s is committed to helping our team members grow, encouraging each of them to harness their skills and expertise.

We believe that the character of our people, such as Brianna and Ben, and the values they uphold, are reflected in the quality of our work. A shared understanding resonates in our team: to produce quality work for good people and help make the lives of Canberrans more comfortable and convenient.

We provide the best training opportunities that align with industry changes, new technological advances, and modern management practices. Through this, we ensure our team has the capacity and capability to undertake projects of all sizes.

“When I first started, I didn’t know it was something I really wanted to do. Now I love it,” Brianna added.

No two days are the same at Detlev’s. Ben told Region Media, “I’ve met doctors who have volunteered in Africa, struggling artists, and all sorts of interesting people. I like getting to know them, and finding out how they get through life in their own way.”

With a team of first year apprentices to fully qualified electricians, Detlev’s has been delivering electrical services to the Canberra region for over 25 years. No matter the stage of your career as an electrician, contact us today about joining our team.


Photo by Zach Griffith for Region Media