We can answer any questions you have about our apprentices, how our apprenticeships work, or even the industry at large. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
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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.
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.
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.
EGT arranges off-the-job training through the College of Electrical Training and Public Providers.
No! You as the host only has to pay for the days the apprentice is actually working for you. All other days are handled by EGT.
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.
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