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5 Reasons to Hire an Electrical Apprentice

5 Reasons to Hire an Electrical Apprentice

Are you a tradie looking to take on an apprentice? If so, you may wonder if hiring an apprentice electrician is worth it.

The answer is a resounding yes! 

An apprenticeship with an electrician is more than just learning the trade; it's about building a strong bond and working together to meet challenging goals. 

Here are 5 reasons why:

1. They Will Help You Meet Deadlines

One of the biggest benefits of having an apprentice is that they can help you meet deadlines. When you have a big project with a tight deadline, it can be difficult to do everything yourself. Having an extra pair of hands will help you get the job done on time and avoid any costly delays.

2. They Can Handle the Smaller Tasks

Another benefit of having an apprentice is that they can handle the smaller tasks that need to be done. This frees up your time so that you can focus on the more important aspects of the job. Things like running errands, getting supplies, and cleaning up the work area are all tasks that an apprentice can handle.

3. They Offer Fresh Perspectives

It's always good to have fresh perspectives on a job. An apprentice can offer new ideas and ways of doing things that you may not have thought of before. This is especially beneficial when you're working on a challenging project. 

4. They Can Help You Save Money

Hiring an apprentice now will save you money in the long run. Not only will you have someone to help with the day-to-day tasks in your business, but you'll also have someone who is learning the ropes and can eventually take on more responsibility (and maybe even become a partner). In other words, hiring an apprentice is an investment in your future success. You may also be able to get help with the cost of your apprentice's salary.

5. They Can Be Someone Who Shares Your Passion

When you hire an apprentice, you're not just hiring someone to help with the grunt work; you're also hiring someone who shares your passion for electrical work. This is important because they're going to be working closely with you, and they need to share your commitment to quality workmanship. An apprenticeship is a great way to find someone who shares your values and who is eager to learn everything they can about the trade.


Electricians are in high demand, and there are many reasons why hiring an electrical apprentice makes sense. Apprentices can help meet deadlines, handle small tasks, offer fresh perspectives, and provide long-term job security. If you're considering taking on an apprentice, there's no better time than now!

Finding the right person for the job can be tough. That’s where we come in – with over 35 years of experience, we know how to find the best people out there. We’ll work closely with you to find someone who is perfect for your team and your culture.

Our apprentices are more likely to stay with you because of our rigorous recruitment process and ongoing support. You’ll have a dedicated Adviser who will be there for you every step of the way. And we make sure they are paid correctly by sifting through complex award rates. So you can focus on your business, not on payroll mistakes.

Contact us today to find out more about hiring an apprentice.


Published 07/11/2022

In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.