Training and Apprenticeships

Supplying Electrical and Mechanical Fitter Apprentices in Oil and Gas


SKILLED Group Training Services has been supplying apprentices to a leading oil and gas company for over 5 years. Electrical and Mechanical Fitter Apprentices are engaged in the Victorian operations and are recruited, managed and mentored by SKILLED Group Training Services Apprenticeship Field Officers. 

The Challenge

Managing apprenticeship and traineeship programs can provide significant challenges such as understanding and meeting rigorous regulatory requirements, high turnover, regular drop-outs and substantial trainee support needs. SKILLED has a profound understanding of these challenges, as well as the benefits and best practices surrounding apprenticeships, traineeships and training.  That’s why our client turned to us to support their apprenticeships and help meet the demand for Electrical and Mechanical Fitters in their workforce. 

The Solution

Ongoing relationships with local schools and TAFE’s have provided an effective channel for recruitment and enhanced our Client’s profile in the community.

Our Client is engaged in the recruitment process at the shortlist stage as well as making the final appointment decision. Prior to this, SKILLED Group Training Services conducts a rigorous recruitment process including specialised testing designed specifically for apprentices. The testing focuses on:

  • Understanding safety instructions
  • Safety attitudes indicator
  • Spatial recognition
  • Mechanical comprehension
  • Numerical calculation
  • A testing benchmark has been set to ensure that apprentices selected have the highest potential for completing the program and demonstrate a high level of safety awareness suitable for working in a high-risk work environment

The Results

In addition to the apprentice’s trade qualification training that SKILLED manages, our client has an internal education program enabling an apprentice to gain a Technical Certificate.

One of our past SKILLED Apprentices (Electrician) won the 2010 SKILLED National Apprentice of the Year.  

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