Andy has just finished his Electrical Apprenticeship qualification with HVTC and Triple i to become a qualified Electrician. We caught up with him to see how he feels about finishing his four-year apprenticeship. He completed a Certificate III: Electrotechnology Electrician Course.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO DO AN APPRENTICESHIP?
I saw it as a terrific opportunity to get started in a challenging career with plenty of room to grow and the chance to progress in the future. Electrical, specifically the industrial electrical industry, seemed like the perfect fit.
WHAT WAS A TYPICAL DAY OR JOB LIKE?
I was lucky to experience a lot of variety over my electrical apprenticeship, so most days were different. From smaller jobs involving basic electrical tasks like lighting and maintenance to large-scale industrial projects. These incorporate design, fabrication and installation of process control, power distribution, communications, and instrumentation.
WHAT WERE THE BENEFITS OF YOUR ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP?
The major benefit of my apprenticeship was being able to learn a wide range of skills. I gained knowledge from a very experienced group of tradesmen who were happy to pass on their skills and knowledge.
HOW HAS THE SUPPORT BEEN FROM TRIPLE I AND HVTC?
Throughout the apprenticeship Triple i was great. Making sure I was learning what I needed to and getting to experience a wide range of work and environments. HVTC was good, particularly in the last 12 months, making sure I was organised and prepared for my Capstone Test. This was to obtain my electrician’s License and ensure I was set up for success.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A NEW APPRENTICE?
My advice would be to get involved and ask plenty of questions. Most people are happy to share their knowledge if you show interest.
Andy began his Apprenticeship as a mature age apprentice in his early thirties. It is never too late to upskill, change careers and pursue a trade. With nine current adult apprentices on board, At Triple i we proudly support mature-age apprentices. Regardless of the stage of skills, with the right attitude and willingness to learn we want you on our team.
Electricians at Triple i select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair, and maintain electrical systems and equipment. They work in the workshop, onsite, and may work in a specialised area. The on-the-job component as hosted by Triple i provides practical experience, skills, and knowledge, which set careers up for success. This complements their theory component units of competency.
We are always looking for new talent like Andy. If you would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification while obtaining valuable on-the-job experience, contact us today! Email your resume to email@example.com.
For more information about our apprentice, cadets, and graduate programs, visit our website www.triplei.com.au/careers/apprentice-cadet-graduate-program/ or www.triplei.comlau/careers/.
HVTC provides a range of customised workforce solutions to meet the changing training and workforce needs of business and industry. They help employers recruit, manage, monitor, and mentor apprentices, trainees, and employees. In doing so, they ensure they find and keep the right person for the job. Since 1981 HVTC have assisted more than 28,000 people in finding real training and employment opportunities.
About Triple i
Triple i delivers outcomes for all your control, data, electrical, instrument, and mechanical needs with over thirty-five years of experience. We provide a range of technology-based projects, consultancy, maintenance, and support services in the industrial sector. With over seventy-five skilled employees, Triple i provides the best products and services, with integrated solutions designed for clients’ needs.