Apprentice Management Program

Here at NECA Education & Careers, we believe in apprentice management without the stress of red tape and wasted time. Here’s how we make it happen.

We all know how important apprentices are to the electrical sector, but many contractors are still hesitant about taking one on in their business. There’s a very understandable reason for this, which is that finding, employing and managing an apprentice involves a huge amount of work. From understanding and following apprentice supervision requirement guidelines through to managing wages and induction, contractors doing the whole process by themselves have a lot of different balls to juggle, which can have a detrimental effect on other areas of their business.

We believe in an easier way. Our Apprentice Management Program (AMP) takes the stress out of looking after an apprentice, allowing contractors to reap the rewards and satisfaction of taking on an apprentice without any of the downsides.

Managing an apprentice covers far more than simple training and supervision. The process starts far before an apprentice even sets foot on a job site, with recruitment, medical, induction and essential training all needing to happen before placement. From advertising and interviewing appropriate candidates through to checking references and aptitude testing, there are dozens of processes that need to be completed just to recruit an apprentice who matches your business culture and needs.

Once you’ve found the right person, a new set of challenges appear, including government reporting, file management, ensuring apprentices are given a full scope of work to meet profiling requirements, and paying wages. There are also the schooling aspects of an apprenticeship, with contractors needing to manage training, provide career guidance and offer essential support to their apprentice.

Overall, the scale of what’s required to take on an apprentice is immense, and it’s easy to see why so many in both large and small businesses are wary of the process. Fortunately, there’s a solution – outsource your apprentice management needs to NECA Education & Careers.

The main reason contractors should outsource apprentice management is that it will save them a huge amount of time. By eliminating the paperwork and simply leasing an apprentice from NECA Education and Careers, you’ll be able to focus on the things that really matter. Whether that’s managing your other employees or getting projects completed quicker, time equals money, and in the electrical sector there’s always a struggle to find enough minutes in the day.

As well as saving time by eliminating many of the processes needed to take on an apprentice, our Apprentice Management Program lets contractors avoid the red tape that comes with an apprentice. Streamlining the process to the bare essentials lets you enjoy all of the benefits of an apprentice – such as extra productivity, reduced labour costs and a chance to give back to the industry – without the headache of wading through unfamiliar processes.

Once you’ve decided to lease an electrical apprentice from NECA Education and Careers, the journey is short and simple. All you need to do is tell us exactly what type of trainee you’re after, and our team will recruit and induct an appropriate candidate, then place them in your business. The only paperwork you’ll need to worry about is a weekly invoice which covers the entire process, including apprentice wages.

In addition, during the apprenticeship you, your business and the apprentice will receive ongoing support in the form of advice, workplace visits and mentoring to ensure that every party is getting the very best out of the process.

We’ve worked with all sorts of electrical contractors, from small one-man-band operations right the way up to large businesses. No matter your needs, we’ll find the perfect apprentice, and make sure that the experience is rewarding, positive and productive for everyone.

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