Hydac Australia’s 4-year apprenticeship program

Hydac Australia has
welcomed two electrician apprentices at their facility as part of a unique apprenticeship
program delivered in collaboration with The Australian Industry Group
Apprentice and Trainee Centre (Ai Group ATC). The two apprentices will spend
the next four years learning and practicing their skills at Hydac.

Different from Hydac’s
pro-graduate and internship programs, the apprenticeship will last for a
relatively longer period of four years. The intensive selection process for
this program saw several candidates participating in multiple rounds of
interviews, with only the two most qualified accepted as apprentices.

Each week, the
apprentices spend four days at Hydac doing hands-on practical work, and one day
in the classroom learning theory.

During the four-year
program, the apprentices will be guided step-by-step by Hydac’s experienced
industrial electricians. The objective of the program is to provide apprentices
with a hands-on learning method and more practical electrical-based skills at
the workplace.

As one of the host
organisations of Ai Group, Hydac has rich experience across all electrical
areas. The apprenticeship program is part of the ACE (Automation & Control
Engineering) department development plan that aims to provide apprentices with
expert support and detailed guidance in order to make sure they could learn at
the workplace, finalise their training successfully and obtain more vocational
skills.

After completing the
apprenticeship, a nationally recognised certification will be issued to the
apprentices.

Significantly,
apprentices will be able to gain valuable real-life working experience in the
electrical industry field, and have a chance to become a full time member of the
Hydac team as well.

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