Apprenticeships Work Remember Opportunity
by Derek Thompson on 15 June 2012
Do you remember serving your time as an apprentice electrician? It was a valuable and important time. You gained skills and qualifications that set you up for an independent life.
During your apprenticeship you travelled around the country and experienced many challenges. Working with other people to solve technical and practical problems featured daily.
Keeping the boss happy was a high priority. Doing your best to learn the trade through observation, experience and practice helped off-set the weekly rigors of tech.
Today you have a net-work of valuable friends, colleagues and useful contacts. You have moved on in your career, and it all started with an opportunity someone gave you to serve an apprenticeship.
Can you offer a young person an opportunity of an apprenticeship?
During the next 100 days commencing 1st June 2012, we are seeking to connect young people with real apprenticeship opportunities.
Apprenticeships work- they are tried, tested and proven.
Think about your own experience, think about the people you employ or work with. The best of them are usually those that have come through a traditional employed apprenticeship.
During the recent period of recession electrical apprenticeship numbers have declined. Many employers have been forced to cut back, pay off, and in some cases suspend investment in training. A skills shortage is creeping its way into and through the industry. Where will the next generation of NI electricians come from?
It might be time to train again?
The London Olympic Games get underway on the 27th July 2012. Every competing athlete knows that you’ve got to train to win, and you’ve got train to stay in the game. Of course training costs, but not training always costs more.
- Have you passed on training an apprentice for a few years?
- Would you be prepared to offer someone an opportunity of an apprenticeship in your business?
- Could you do with some help in finding the right apprentice/s to match your business needs?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then ETT can help. We will do the groundwork for you. We will help save you time, reduce paperwork and minimise the costs involved in recruiting and selecting an apprentice electrician. Here’s how with our five steps to success.
We are offering a new service this year to local employers.
We’ll contact you to discuss your recruitment needs. We’ll take a recruitment brief from you so that the apprentice you hire is the right one for you and your business.
We’ll create the job description and person specification based on your recruitment brief.
We’ll develop and advertise the job advert for you on the ETT website, Jobcentreonline, LinkedIn & Twitter.
We’ll shortlist the applicants, carry out telephone and face to face interviews helping to select the most suitable apprentice for you.
We’ll carry out reference and prior medical health checks, initial assessments and also provide CSR training meaning the apprentice is job ready.
If you have an immediate recruitment need or simply want more information please contact one of our apprenticeship recruitment advisers on 028 25 650750.
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