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An apprenticeship is a period of time during which an apprentice is contracted to an employer to learn all about and become qualified in a particular trade. It combines practical experience in a workplace with structured off the job-training through your employer and TAFE.
The term of an apprenticeship in the electrical industry is four years and includes off the job training.
All apprenticeships require:
A training contract that is signed by both the employer and apprentice or trainee and approved by State Training Services, a division of the DET
Paid employment under an appropriate industrial arrangement (for example, an award or enterprise agreement)
A training plan endorsed by an RTO that meets the requirements of the relevant vocational training order for the apprenticeship or traineeship and specifies the training required to achieve the appropriate nationally recognised qualification
The electrotechology industry is an exciting and increasingly diverse industry that reaches across a whole range of sectors:
Domestic and Commercial
Management and Estimating
Data and communications
Fire Alarm Systems
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
By joining the electrotechnology industry you will be part of one of the most dynamic and technically advanced industries. You will be on the cutting edge of technology – technology that is always changing to meet the future demands of industry. The biggest challenge working in the electrotechnology industry won’t be getting a job - it will be choosing which industry you want to work in and picking the job that is exactly what you’re looking for.
On completion of your apprenticeship there’s no limit to where your career can go. You might end up working with:
Electronic components and appliances
Managing projects and teams of people
Doing further study in management or business
Using your trade as the basis for university or further study
Group Training Companies are another excellent employment option for people seeking an apprenticeship. Group Training Companies employ the apprentice directly but place them with “host” employers to undertake the practical on the job training.
This work is performed in a variety of environments ranging from domestic to commercial, industrial and resource projects.
NECA Group Training is a company that was founded by the National Electrical & Communications Association, NSW Chapter. It’s purpose is to promote the employment of young people into the industry. NECA Group Training employs and Indentures their apprentices.
- Support, career advice and assistance by Field Officers when dealing with personal or professional issues;
- A strong focus on safety issues so that you learn safe work practices and get a White Card which is essential to gain entry to building sites;
- You may get experience with a variety of host employers or stay with one employer throughout the apprenticeship, enabling you to gain skills across the full range of your trade;
- The opportunity to nominate for and win industry and training awards which will enhance your career;
- A nationally recognised qualification with quality off the job training through NECA Group Training;
- NECA Group Training arranges everything you need to work in the trade, uniforms, boots, safety gear, even tools to get you started in the trade.
Please visit NECA Group Training's website for more information on obtaining an apprenticeship through NECA Group Training.
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