Apprentice Awards

04 Mar 2021

About the Apprentice Awards

The NECA awards are designed to recognise and reward apprentices and their employers for outstanding performance and commitment to the electrotechnology industry.

These awards present an excellent opportunity for employers who have dedicated time, effort and resources to the future of our industry by nurturing and supporting their workers to gain recognition from their peers and the community.

It is also an opportunity for those nominated and winning apprentices to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for their dedication, hard work and commitment in this challenging industry and to be able to demonstrate that commitment as their careers progress.

NECA has long had a commitment to the training and development of apprentices, recognising that apprentices are the future of the industry in terms of both today's tradespeople and tomorrow's managers and business owners.

NECA owns Group Training Companies that employ over 2,000 apprentices and part own companies that employ a further 2,000. Through this experience, we have recognised the need to increase awareness of the vast range of opportunities within the electrotechnology industry, both for talented young people who are determining which path they will take as they leave school and for older workers who may be considering a career change.

NECA has been involved with these Apprentice Awards for three decades and will continue to work to ensure a high level of awareness and respect for electrical and communications apprentices in the future.


Entrants are assessed in the following categories:

  • Commercial / Domestic
  • ELV / Communications
  • Industrial

Applicants will initially be assessed at a state level, with finalists being invited to an interview with a judging panel. State finalists with their employers will be invited to attend their state’s Excellence Awards and Apprentice Awards function where the winners will be announced.  

Click here to download the NECA Apprentice Awards Submission Guide
Click here to access the NECA Awards portal to begin your online submission. 

NECA National awards

Each state winner will receive details in mid-September 2022 regarding the process to enter the National Awards. The National Awards process involves both a written component and an interview. 

Winners and placegetters will receive their award, and monetary prize, at NECA’s National Awards dinner in November 2022 – venue to be announced. 

NATIONAL - Claire Gerber
T: 08 6241 6100
T: 02 6280 5580
T: 1300 361 099
T: 1300 361 099
SA - Leah Boyce
T: 08 8272 2966
T: 1300 361 099
VIC - Akeera Dharmapala
T: 03 9645 5533
WA - Kyra Mulvena
T: 08 6241 6100