Faq On Host Employers

Below is a list of frequently asked questions relating to Host Employers.

What is an apprenticeship?
What is group training?
Can I choose the apprentice I want?
Where does the apprentice attend training?

What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a period of time during which an apprentice is contracted to an employer to learn all about and become qualified in a particular trade. It combines practical experience in a workplace with structured off the job training at a contracted training provider.

The term of an apprenticeship in the electrical industry is four years and includes off the job training. In Western Australia apprenticeships are delivered under a competency based, flexible training system. Workplace and off the job training and assessment procedures have been introduced based on the skills the apprentice should acquire over the term of the apprenticeship. Off the job training is normally one day per week at a training college and the rest of the time is spent on the job.

What is group training?
Group Training is an employment and training arrangement whereby an organisation (like EGT) employs apprentices under an Apprenticeship Training Contract and places them with Host Employers. EGT undertakes the employer responsibilities for the quality and continuity of the apprentices' employment and training. EGT also manages the additional care and support necessary to achieve the successful completion of the Training Contract.

Can I choose the apprentice I want?
Where possible, EGT will provide you with the apprentice of your choice. If the apprentice is already committed to another host for a period of time, we will endeavor to provide you with an apprentice with equivalent skills and abilities.

Where does the apprentice attend training?
EGT arranges off the job training through the College of Electrical Training and Public Providers.

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