NECA has led the industry's apprentice awards for over three decades, and we will continue to work to achieve an ever-increasing level of awareness and respect for electrical and communications apprentices and their employers.
NECA recognises the essential role that our apprentices play in the future of our industry. The Apprentice Awards showcase the outstanding contribution an apprentice can make to both the projects they work on and to their employer's or host's business. The awards also acknowledge achievement in personal development, effort, academic attainment and workplace competency.
Applicants must be in their fourth year or recently completed their apprenticeship (within 12 months from the completion date). During their apprenticeship, they must have been employed by a NECA member or a NECA group training apprentice company.
Applicants may only enter one category and must not have been previously nominated.
All entries must be entered and completed on-line.
The criteria for 4th Year categories can be downloaded here
Apprentices may be nominated in the following categories:
Please contact your state office for the closing date of applications.
Applicants will initially be assessed at a state level, with finalists being invited to an interview with a judging panel. State winners and any placegetters will be invited to collect their award at a state awards function, along with their employers who will also receive a certificate. State winners from each category will then be invited to submit a project to be judged for the NECA National Apprentice Awards.
National (4th Year categories only)
Each state winner will be forwarded application details mid-September regarding the project they will be required to submit. A short list of finalists from each category will then be selected to attend a formal interview to be conducted in Canberra over 18/19 November.
Winners for each category will be selected at this final stage interview, with winners and placegetters receiving their award at NECA's National Excellence Awards on 19 November, in Canberra. Monetary prizes will be awarded.
Please contact your state chapter office for the closing date of applications.
|Western Australia||25 June (Dinner)|
|Victoria||27 August (Dinner)|
|Tasmania||14 August (Dinner)|
|Australian Capital Territory||6 August (Dinner)|
|Queensland||20 August (Lunch)|
|New South Wales||10 September (Lunch)|
|South Australia||10 September (Dinner)|
|National||18 November (Dinner) – Canberra|