Apprentice & Trainee Recruitment Services

Is your current recruitment process taking up a lot of your time and energy? Having difficulty finding the right apprentice or trainee for your business? NECA Education & Careers recruits, inducts and places electrical apprentices and business/IT trainees with companies, finding you the very best candidates and taking away the hassle of sifting through countless resumes.

Read on to find out more about the recruitment services we can offer you.

Here are some ways that outsourcing the recruitment of your apprentices and trainees benefits you:

Save time recruiting electrical apprentices and business/IT trainees

As a business owner in Victoria or Tasmania, you’ve got a million things to do, and outsourcing the recruitment of your apprentices and trainees will take a very time-consuming process off your hands. Say goodbye to sorting through hundreds of resumes and cover letters and leave all of this to us, confident in the knowledge that we’ll be finding you the best electrical apprentice or business/IT trainee for your company.

We have existing trainee and apprentice recruitment systems in place

The other benefit of outsourcing the recruitment of your electrical apprentices, or the trainees for your business or IT program, is that professional recruiters have efficient systems in place to manage the process from start to finish. We already have the interview questions and we are constantly tweaking our questions to make them more suitable for the responses that we need.

We also have the HR and recruitment expertise to pick up on things that you might miss. We’re trained in how to read body language signals. We can pick a tall tale or an exaggerated story a mile away and we also pick up on the things that candidates don’t say in an interview – which can often be just as important as what they do.

NECA Education & Careers is a one-stop shop for employers in Victoria and Tasmania. We cover everything, from start to finish. Here’s what we can do for you:

  1.  Advertise the job position
    Our recruitment department can put together your job ad, with or without input from you, depending on your preference. The ads are always tailored to the position available. Looking for a good cultural fit? We’ll emphasise that. Want to place more emphasis on skills? We’ll write a skill-based ad. Then we’ll post the ad on sites such as SEEK and Indeed for maximum traction.
  2. Handle all the applications
    Applications come directly to our recruitment department. Our recruitment team will examine all the resumes and cover letters that come through and contact the suitable applicants to proceed to the next stage.
  3. Conduct phone screenings
    The phone screening is an opportunity for us to get an idea of a candidate’s communication skills, whether they have a genuine interest for their industry, and gauge their previous work experience. We’ll also ask them about their studies to get a feel for their interests.
  4. Carry out interviews
    Interviews are conducted in person. Before the interview, candidates will be required to do a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. During the interview, each candidate will be asked questions from a recruitment specialist and additionally an Industry Expert. In the interview, we determine whether they display the traits, skills and tenacity to complete a full apprenticeship or traineeship. Candidates will be asked if they have any pre-requisites for their industry such as a white card or whether they’ve completed a pre-apprenticeship for the Electrical applications. Sometimes it will be necessary for them to have a car and driver’s licence, sometimes they will need to have had specific exposure or experience. In addition, we ask them about any required areas of their life that they are aware will need extra attention or support. As long as the additional request for support is reasonable and manageable we are open to assisting people from all demographics and offering opportunities across the whole diversity sphere. In most cases, we will pass suitable candidates on to you for a second interview.
  5. Perform reference checks
    We’ll perform all the reference checks if required, or you can choose to do this yourself. We’ll always try to speak to someone from the potential candidate’s previous workplace who managed them directly.
  6. Organise a medical test (if required)
    Our electrical apprentice recruitment services will also arrange a medical test with a medical practitioner. The examination involves a full musculoskeletal, along with an auditory test, colour confusion test and drug and alcohol screening.
  7. Arrange an aptitude test
    Electrical apprenticeship candidates will also be required to complete the NECA Pre-Selection Assessment if they haven’t already done so.

The NECA Education & Careers recruitment team has 22 years of HR and recruitment experience between them. Our connections mean we’re always up-to-date with the latest industry trends and requirements. The recruitment of your candidates couldn’t be in better hands!

Want to find out more about how NECA Education & Careers can help you recruit the best trainees or electrical apprentices? Contact our Victorian office directly on (03) 9381 1922, our Hobart office on (03) 6245 0770 or get in touch via our online contact form.