WEL offers up unique entry to the industry

17 Dec 2018

WEL Networks is offering a rare opportunity to earn while you learn with two traineeships.

The lines provider is currently recruiting for a trainee arborist and trainee electrical fitter, with the full training costs covered for each.

The roles will commence in January and provide the successful applicants with the chance to be part of an industry with strong job prospects and opportunities for growth.

WEL Networks field delivery manager, Mark Keller, said the traineeships were a way for the business to help address a skills shortage in the industry.

“With more jobs than suitable applicants we were really needing to grow the talent pool. This seemed like the way forward and will not only benefit WEL but will also contribute some new blood to the industry.”

Mark said the ideal candidates would be team players with some form of work experience and enjoy a physical job working outdoors.

He said they also needed to have an appreciation for health and safety.

Narelle Phillips joined WEL as a trainee electrical fitter four years ago and is evidence of what can be achieved.

She has since qualified and progressed on to trainee SCADA/communications technician. She was also named Trainee of the Year for New Zealand’s Energy and Telecommunications industries for 2017.

“I saw it as a good career option. The idea of having no student loan and being paid to learn really caught my eye. The theory and practical learning appealed to me as well.”

She admits she knew nothing about trades before joining WEL and encourages others to consider it as a career.

For more information, or to apply, visit https://welnetworks.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Index