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Leanne Ridder – Apprentice Electrician

Having completed her secondary schooling at James Hargest College Leanne successfully applied to undertake the electrical pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology.

At the completion of the pre apprenticeship course in mid 2007 Leanne was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and has been placed with Dongwha for her practical on job training.

To complete the Level 4 National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Leanne must complete a range of unit standards comprising both theory and practical elements. Leanne’s off job theory training has been provided by S.I.T through her attendance at evening class and through a two week block course each year.

As a Modern Apprentice Leanne has her own Modern Apprenticeship Coordinator who has developed an individual training plan for her which sets realistic goals and timeframes to achieve them in. The Coordinator, Karen Hogh, meets with Leanne on a regular basis and is available as a mentor to both Leanne and her supervisor.

Leanne needs to maintain a weekly record of all the tasks she completes in a Record of Work folder which is required to be signed off by her supervisor once the supervisor agrees that Leanne has achieved the required competency level. Failure to maintain good records can add considerably to the length of time it takes to complete an apprenticeship.