Beverley Hewer and Tom Emeleus from NECA Training & Apprenticeships
NECA Training & Apprenticeships is a non-profit organisation, established in 1916. It has 5,000 members who employ 100,000 people. NECA currently employs approximately 720 apprentices.
They are the industry association for electrical contractors and are passionate about training and young people.
NECA Training & Apprenticeships offers work placement to students in Years 11 and 12, who are studying Business Services as part of their Higher School Certificate. For over 10 years they have generously offered two students every month the opportunity to become an Office Junior for a week.
Administration Manager, Beverley Hewer, tailors the work to suit the student. Tasks vary from filing, photocopying, data entry, setting up spreadsheets and preparing for upcoming events such as careers days.
General Manager, Tom Emeleus thinks it is a great way to showcase the industry. He says “It is an opportunity for the students to get some hands-on experience and see if it is something they might like to pursue. We get an extra pair of hands and during the week they are with us, assess them for upcoming traineeships. It is a great way to interview.”
Tom has a message for businesses that are not yet a part of the MWLP Linking Youth program “Give it a go! It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of your business. It supports the community by training up young people and you get an extra pair of hands.”
To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on + 61 4625 1863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners of our Business of the Month will be promoted on our website for the entire month. This includes an article on your organisation, why you take students, a photo and a podcast!
A full dedicated podcast episode devoted to what you do, why you do it and where you are. This podcast is shared via iTunes, social media and through our email marketing. It’s promoted throughout our website, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Winners can share this on their social media and ‘tag’ us. This will increase exposure to our audiences too. Customers will be pleased to hear what you’re up to, and you can easily refer them to the podcast whenever you want to showcase yourselves.
To listen to Tom’s insights into the industry and why he takes students please click the following:
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Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, winners will also receive a lavish weekend high-tea courtesy of Swissotel Sydney.
Students require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Construction, Electro-technology, Entertainment, Hospitality, Human Services, Information & Digital Technology, Metal & Engineering, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.
It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free.