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Women in the Trade on Channel Nine News

Published on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Electrical Group Training's General Manager, Stuart Diepeveen, and third-year EGT apprentice, Laurina Fitzpatrick (pictured below), were recently featured on Channel 9 News to share an important message about women considering an electrical trade career pathway.

Click on the image to view the clip.

With less than 3% of electricians being women, its time to see more females take up the tools. If you're a female who's interested in an electrical career pathway, visit and for more information.

Congratulations to Tim Kelly - now a qualified tradesperson and an AFL superstar!

Published on: Thursday, 29 November 2018

We would like to congratulate former EGT apprentice and prominent Geelong mid-fielder, Tim Kelly, on officially completing his electrical apprenticeship.

Tim recently visited CET Jandakot to receive his certificate and is pictured below with EGT Field Officer Carmelo Ierino, CET Jandakot Campus Manager Michael Henderson and EGT Group Training Organisation Manager, Gary Livett (left to right).

We wish Tim all the best in his future endeavours both on and off the field.

EGT Apprentice, Tim Kelly, drafted to Geelong Football Club

Published on: Friday, 1 December 2017

Well done to fourth year EGT apprentice, Tim Kelly, who was picked up by Geelong at the recent National Draft.

Tim, who previously played for South Fremantle in the WAFL, had a fantastic 2017 season, culminating in him being the runner-up in this year's Sandover Medal.

We wish him the very best in his AFL career.

AEN WA Awards

Published on: Monday, 2 October 2017

Congratulations to third year EGT apprentice Hamish Watson who was a finalist for the Apprentice of the Year award at the recent Apprentice Employment Network Western Australia (AEN WA) 2017 Awards of Excellence.

Hosted by Downer EDI, Hamish has consistently demonstrated a positive attitude and eagerness to learn; always working to a high standard in a safe and timely manner.

On completing his apprenticeship Hamish is eager to attend university to complete a degree in Electrical Engineering and Project Management, as he would like to be involved in the design and management of large industrial and commercial electrical projects.

2017 NECA WA Apprentice Award Winners

Published on: Monday, 4 September 2017

We are incredibly proud to confirm that for the second year running, EGT apprentices have won every apprentice award at this prestigious event.

Held at Crown Perth on 1 September 2017, the winners were announced at the annual NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards presented by Clipsal and Schneider Electric.

Congratulations to the following apprentices:

  • 1st Year Apprentice - Laurina Fitzpatrick,hosted by BGC Cement
  • 2nd Year Apprentice - Abraham Schutte, hosted by DESA Australia
  • 3rd Year Apprentice - Patrick Reid, hosted by Downer EDI - Wheatstone
  • 4th Year Apprentice (Commerical/Domestic) - Michael Fitti, hosted by Western Controls
  • 4th Year Apprentice (Industrial) - Justin Bennett, hosted by Nilsen (WA)
  • 4th Year Apprentice (Communications) - Tiesen Miller, hosted by Team Electrical Services

NECA WA Wiring Rules Information Sessions - register now!

Published on: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The NECA WA Wiring Rules Information Session roadshow is running from 17 August - 15 November 2017. The roadshow will provide electrical contractors with updates on the new Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000) which are due to be released in 2017/2018.

Presented by NECA’s Technical Titans, Tony Mancini and Julian Payn, attendees will receive the following:

  • A printed copy of the PPT presentation
  • A printed handout summarising the major changes to the Wiring Rules
  • Opportunity for Q&A with the presenters

These events are free for NECA members and $50 for non-members. Click here to view the session times and register online.