Power Up Newsletter November

Charlotte BeveridgeApprenticeships, Careers, Diversity, Electrical Sector, Employers, NewsLeave a Comment

Issue 1 – November 2021


POWER UP YOUR BUSINESS by hiring electrical apprentices is the leading message for electrical contractors throughout Melbourne and Tasmania.

As building & construction growth accelerates and demand for electricians increases post lockdown, we encourage business owners to save time, money and eliminate uncertainty by hiring work-ready apprentices, directly from us.

Radio and print advertisements, billboards, and petrol bowsers, will showcase some of our talent and invite electrical contractors to get connected with our skilled, fully supported apprentice talent.

John Taufer, General Manager Careers (Vic) & OHS who leads the team at NECA Education & Careers which facilitates the hiring process said, “There has never been a better time to hire an electrical apprentice from us. It’s easy. We have the cream of the crop available and business partners get the full monty of support along the journey. It’s an obvious, cost effective and flexible solution to meet the crazy growth as Victoria gets going again.”

Our flexible, hassle-free process where we remain the legal employer, giving business partners and apprentices full support, is available across domestic, commercial, industrial, data communications and security worksites.

Click here for more detail about hiring from us.

Women and Their Trade (WaTT)

NECA Education & Careers’ WaTT (Women and Their Trade) initiative, empowering women to enter and forge a career within the electrical industry, in partnerships with Apprenticeships Victoria and the Tasmanian Government, was launched September 2021. WaTT’s ambition is to promote the attraction, education and retention of 29 women across Victoria (25) and Tasmania (4) over the next two years, into the electrical industry.

Stage one of the initiative will focus on attracting women via a secondary schools program and ‘Try a Trade’ experience events in 2022. Visiting and presenting to students and giving them hands-on experience with tools, equipment, trainers, and mentors will provide insights into how an electrical careers can work for them post-school, after a gap year or even as a career change later in life.

The second stage is the retention of the women and involves focused and specific onboarding as soon as they join the NECA Education & Careers Group Training Organisation. They are fully equipped with tools and PPE and once work-ready, are assigned to a host employer whilst completing their Certificate III education through an aligned TAFE partner. They are assigned a female A Grade electrician careers consultant who can guide and mentor them throughout their journey.

The third stage is additional training focused on additional and specific training around resilience, mental health awareness and finances. It involves ensuring the women feel well supported, accepted and networked within the industry so that they can build their careers successfully.

We are thrilled to announce that so far we have two Victorian women who have already commenced their apprenticeship with one of our host employers and they are enjoying their journey immensely.

Want to learn more? Click here or call 1300 827 832

Changing lives one Traineeship at a time

NECA Education & Careers are proud to have 26 Business trainees take part in the Victorian Apprenticeship Recovery Package (VARP) project funded by the Victorian Government. the project’s goal is to ensure jobs are available across all regions of Victorian. Priority is given to disadvantaged job seekers including people living with disability, long term unemployed, people who are Indigenous, and women in non-traditional sectors.

“We have been thrilled with the project outcomes, it is so rewarding to see just how far our trainees have come in a short time. We are talking about trainees who have never worked or had very little work experience to becoming valuable team members of the Victorian Public Service. This program has set them up for a lifetime of success and we couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.” – Suzie Smith, Senior Programs Advisor, NECA Education & Careers.

Our trainees are now approaching the halfway point in twelve month placements within several State Government departments. They continue to perform well and we are very grateful to our host employers for giving them an opportunity for success.

For more information contact us.


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