We can answer any questions you have about apprenticeships, how they work, or even the industry at large. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
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An electrical apprenticeship is a 4 year period during which an apprentice is employed to learn all about, and become qualified in the electrical trade. It combines practical experience in the workplace with structured off the job training at a training provider such as the College of Electrical Training.
In Western Australia apprenticeships are delivered under a competency-based training system. Workplace and off the job training and assessment are used based on the skills the apprentice should acquire over the term of the apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is usually completed one day per week or as a block (between one and three weeks at a time) at a training provider such as the College of Electrical Training. The rest of the time is spent on-the-job.
An apprentice is obliged to:
Yes, a three month probationary period is included in the term of the apprenticeship.
Generally, an electrical apprentice will need to have completed year 10 and have strong numeracy and literacy skills. Due to the technical and mathematical nature of the electrical trade, applicants will benefit from passing Year 11 ATAR mathematics or having high marks in general mathematics.
To discuss the selection requirements for an apprenticeship please feel free to contact EGT or undertake a practice test for the Readiness Assessment which is accessible when logging into an existing Energy Space account here. This practice test is aligned to the Readiness Assessment and is therefore a perfect preparation.
Apprentices receive wages according to the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2020 and according to the year of the apprenticeship.
EGT recruits apprentices through a range of avenues including:
You can do a number of things including: