Why Become an Electrician?

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GET PAID TO LEARN

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USE YOUR TRADE AROUND THE WORLD

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OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

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NOT STUCK IN AN OFFICE

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DIVERSE RANGE OF WORK

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Why choose NECA for your apprenticeship?

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VARIETY OF WORK WITH A RANGE OF HOST EMPLOYERS

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JOB SECURITY

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YOU GET YOUR OWN MENTOR

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WE PROVIDE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

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THE BIGGEST CHOICE OF LOCATIONS

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THE BEST TRAINING IN INDUSTRY

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WE SUPPLY YOUR TOOLS

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BOTH ON THE JOB AND OFF THE JOB TRAINING

THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES

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DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL

Work on multi-storey buildings, shopping centres, apartments and houses.

  • Installation of main and sub-main switchboards
  • Power and lighting systems
  • Emergency and exit lighting
  • Installation of powerpoints and power supplies to specialised equipment
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DATA AND COMMUNICATION

The telecommunications industry is always evolving in phone, optical fibre systems and internet connected devices.

  • Computer cabling design and installations
  • Telephone/voice systems design and installations
  • Optical fibre communication technology
  • Building management systems
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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Install, maintain and repair electrical systems in the growing field in renewable energy systems.

  • Solar panel installations
  • Battery back up systems
  • Smart Grid technology
  • Installation and testing of renewable energy equipment and systems
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ELECTRICAL SUPPLY INDUSTRY – POWERLINES

Aiming high? Working on the transmission of electricity from power stations through high voltage transmission networks to distribution to homes and business via sub stations could be just what you are looking for.

Or go deep and be a cable jointer looking after the insulated power supply and control cables installed in under-ground pipes.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE

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BE AGED 15 YEARS OR OVER

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COMPLETED AT LEAST YEAR 10

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AN ABILITY TO WORK AT HEIGHTS AND IN CONFINED SPACES

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AN ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN COLOURS

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AUSTRALIAN PERMANENT RESIDENT

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A GOOD GRASP OF ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS

HOW DO I APPLY?

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COMPLETE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

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APTITUDE EXAM

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INTERVIEW

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PRE EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL

Send us your expression of interest

APPRENTICESHIP FAQs

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IS THE APPRENTICESHIP NATIONALLY RECOGNISED?

Yes, the apprenticeship is recognised nationally.
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HOW LONG DOES THE APPRENTICESHIP GO FOR?

The apprenticeship lasts for a total of 4 years. For the first three years, you will be required to work four days on site to gather on-the-job experience, and one day undertaking technical studies. The fourth year will consist of only on-the-job training.
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HOW MUCH DOES THE APPRENTICESHIP COST?

The apprenticeship is free. NECA covers costs of studies.
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CAN I APPLY AS A MATURE AGE APPRENTICE?

NECA Electrical Apprenticeships is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants over 21 years of age to apply for employment as adult apprentices, however due to the vast variance between the wage rates for adult apprentices and junior apprentices, NECA will only offer employment to suitable adult apprentices if a host employer is willing to employ and pay the higher wage rates.