The PIA Group Training Scheme was formed in 2006 and is a simple and cost effective option for Plumbing businesses allowing them to run their business effectively, without the paperwork and human resource management associated with employing an Apprentice directly.
The PIA is the legal employer of the Apprentice, and Group Training allows you to 'lease' an Apprentice at a cost which includes Base Wage award allowances plus oncosts. PIA receives subsidies to reduce overhead costs and these are passed onto the host employer.
|THE BENEFITS OF PIA GROUP TRAINING|
We look after everything!
PIA will manage the selection, recruitment, interviews at your premises or ours, signing of Contracts of Training, Training Plan and registration for training at theTrade School of your choice. We also take care of all paperwork associated with apprentice registration, including Office of Consumer and Business Affairs and CITB, induction, safety checks, inclusion in WorkCover, Superannuation and Long Service Leave registration.
Services we provide
PIA identifies the specific needs of individual host employers and provides a service that best fits that need.
Jointly, we establish requirements such as the type of plumbing service provided by the host employer, attributes required of apprentices, year level of apprentice, duration of placement and on-job rotational requirements.
The minimum placement period is 90 days unless an alternative arrangement is negotiated.
|SELECTION & RECRUITMENT|
All PIA GT candidates undergo a rigorous selection process conducted by a panel of experienced and qualified trainers and plumbing professionals, and includes assessment in:
- Basic understanding of the plumbing trade
- Geometry mathematics
- English language
- Problem solving
- Spatial reasoning
- Drawing and design
We understand that academic aptitude is not necessarily the only and most important attribute for an apprentice.
Our interview process also targets attitude, work ethic, character, emotional maturity, enthusiasm and understanding of basic safety principles and communication skills.
|MAKING IT EASY FOR YOU|
|Flexibility in the duration of placement|
|All paperwork managed by PIA|
|PIA Apprentices become Apprentice Members of the PIA|
|PIA Apprentices have the opportunity to attend various PIA Training courses|
|All PIA Apprentices will undergo PIA Safety Induction & Whitecard training|
If you would like more information or would like to take on a PIA Apprentice, please contact David Butcher, our Group Training Manager on 8292 4000 or via email.