December Business of the Month – Electromaster

Electromaster is a family owned and operated business employing some 85 personnel. They specialise in all facets of the electrical industry.

Their ability to combine the various areas of electrical work, complete with switchboard manufacturing, makes Electromaster unique.

Founded in 1972 they pride themselves in their work, appreciate their workforce and provide a great environment for the development of apprentices.

Electromaster offer valuable work placement to Year 11 and 12 students who are studying electro-technology as part of their Higher School Certificate. In fact, they have been offering two students every week, for over 14 years, the opportunity to learn hands-on both in the factory and out onsite.

The students observe and assist tradesmen, pull cables, install power points, break down and unpack pallets and much more. The tradesmen take the time to explain what they are doing and why they are doing it, giving students a wonderful insight into the industry.

Director, Irene Calavrias says “I have my own kids and grandkids and am passionate about young people and it is good to help. It is a two-way street. They help you and you help them. We have hired students as apprentices and having them here for a week is a great way to assess them. We invest time in the students and treat them with respect. We let them keep their hard hat, hi-vis vests and safety glasses as a thank you.”

Irene has a message for businesses that aren’t part of the MWLP Linking Youth program “Everyone should give young people a go. If we don’t who will?”

Work placement is a compulsory requirement so without outstanding hosts like Electromaster students would not pass their Higher School Certificate.

Examples of student work

Business of the Month winners are promoted on our website, Facebook and LinkedIn. Their article is published in our monthly e-newsletter which is distributed to hundreds of our stakeholders.

Winners also receive a gift voucher valued at $100. Although Electromaster donated this back to MWLP to use as a prize for the best eletrco-technology student at the upcoming Student Work Placement Awards Night.

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

Students require work placement in other areas such as Automotive, Business Services, Construction, 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.