NECA Education and Careers provides professional apprentice management services to electrical contractors and the electrical supply industry, and creates quality employment and training opportunities for those wanting to kick start their career.
There are many benefits to employing apprentices within your business, leasing through NECA Education and Careers is a simple business solution that is cost effective and saves you time.
We are owned and operated by the electrical industry; therefore we keep up-to-date on the needs and ongoing changes in the industry.
We take away all the time, stress and hassle and ensure all aspects of apprentice management are covered, so you can concentrate on what you do best.
Why you should lease a NECA Education and Careers apprentice
Flexible employment arrangements: There are no long term contracts; you lease an apprentice when you need them. We can relocate an apprentice when you’re experiencing downtime or no longer require the apprentice. If you are looking at long term placement (12 months or more), the Apprentice Management Program will be more suitable.
Recruitment and selection becomes easier: We have already advertised, interviewed and facilitated aptitude testing and reference checks before you lease them.
Intensive induction: Apprentices attend an intensive induction that includes:
- Online and face-to-face induction program (covering safety and workplace awareness)
- Workshop training
- Elevated Work Platform training
- Basic electrical testing training
- Apprenticeship training agreement paperwork
- Enrolment in Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
- Provide protective clothing and equipment (PPE)
- Provide quality tool kit.
Minimal paperwork: We take out the stress of managing an apprentice by recruiting, mentoring, training, administering payroll, superannuation, annual leave, leave loading, RDO entitlements, WorkCover, injury management and trade school enrollment. We take on all legal obligations as the employer.
Mentoring and Monitoring: Each apprentice is assigned to a dedicated Industry Careers Consultant to mentor and ensure they are up-to-date for the duration of their apprenticeship.
The Industry Careers Consultant monitors the apprentice’s on-the-job and off-the-job components of their apprenticeship by conducting quarterly site visits covering:
- OH&S awareness and compliance
- Profiling monitoring
- Managing personal issues and discipline where necessary
- Work exposure
- Review PPE
- Review Toolkits
- Monitor and discuss trade school work.
The Industry Careers Consultant provides you with quarterly progress reports to review the apprentice’s performance for both on-the-job and off-the-job studies.
Quality Apprentices: "Apprentices and Trainees hired from GTO's are of better quality and therefore more productive" (Group Training Organisation - Baseline social return on investment June 2015).
Cost: You only pay whilst the apprentice is with you. You will receive a weekly invoice from NECA Education and Careers clearly identifying all costs and charges. NECA Education and Careers Apprentices are paid their wages in accordance with a 36/38 hour working week operating under a NECA Education and Careers Enterprise Agreement.
Construction Induction Card Training: NECA Education and Careers arranges the industry approved Construction Induction training for applicants that have not previously completed the training.
Test and Impress: You have the opportunity to ‘test and impress’ the apprentices, ideal if you’re looking for someone long term and can train them to suit your business.
How does it work?
"For every $1 invested by host employers in GTOs, they received $1.70 value in return"
(Group Training Organisation - Baseline Social Reutn on Investment Report)
Lease an apprentice today!