The hardest part of your apprenticeship can be getting a start!
Having no experience, combined with the huge number of people also seeking an apprenticeship, makes it hard to find an electrician who'll put you on. Add to that, tradies generally prefer to put on a second year apprentice who already has some experience in the job. All this makes it really hard to get a start!
Not having any knowledge of the trade and no experience doing the job is a real problem when it comes to an electrician putting an apprentice on. It's because for the first few months of your apprenticeship you will actually slow your tradeperson down, because they will have to take time to explain how things work, how to connect equipment, what wires go where and all the fun stuff you'll learn as an apprentice. That means for the first few months at least, you will cost your boss money and this is why someone with experience is the preferred option.
What we offer you is the opportunity to get some experience and learn lots of techniques so that you won't have trouble finding an employer who is willing to take you on. You will be taught one on one with an electrician how to perform a lot of the tasks that you would perform in the first year of your apprenticeship and all of the components and tools that we use in our daily work.
To make you even more employable we'll even give you a reference.
Some of the skills you will be shown are:
1. Installing a power point
2. Installing a light
3. How to install switches and isolators
4. How to install cables
5. Stripping and terminating cables
6. How to perform solder joins
7. How to install conduit
8. What a switchboard looks like
9. How to safely turn off power and lock it off
10. How to use a multimeter
11. Plenty more..