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Host employer FAQs

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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 apprentice’s 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 employer for a period of time, we will endeavour 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.

Do I have to pay for public holidays? What about sick leave?

No! You as the host only have to pay for the days the apprentice is actually working for you. All other days are handled by EGT.

What happens to the Government Incentives?

EGT passes on all government incentives to our host employers. Some may even take the form of a weekly discount to help keep your cash flow steady.

What is the minimum requirement of hours for an apprentice?

38 hours less days not worked

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