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TLC’s 2019 trainee line mechanics (left to right) Thomas Wana, Brayden Crown and Tallis Karaitiana

TLC opens trainee programme applications

13 January 2020

The Lines Company (TLC) is kicking off the new year by opening applications for its sought-after trainee line mechanic programme.

This is TLC’s fourth intake of trainees with the programme originally established in 2015. To date 11 trainees have been recruited with four now fully-qualified line mechanics and all still working for TLC.

The other seven recruits, are still in training and heading towards gaining a New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply Line Mechanic Distribution. The certificate equates to an NCEA Level 4 qualification.

TLC’s manager, network services, Jared Murrell, said the company is keen to recruit trainees to be based at our depots in either Taumarunui or Te Kuiti.

“We’re committed to growing local talent. We have a big workload ahead for the next decade and need highly-skilled and committed people on board. We’re looking for people who are committed to our community and have a high level of maturity because this is a demanding job.”

Murrell said TLC was not looking for specific backgrounds, but rather the right attitude.

“It was great to see 48 people apply last time and the successful recruits came from varied work backgrounds.”

“Our trainee programme is a fantastic opportunity for the right applicants. You not only gain a trade and a highly sought after qualification but get to work with an experienced team where no two days are same.”

Murrell confirmed the selection process was challenging but that shouldn’t put people off.  It involves a face-to-face interview plus practical tests involving other members of TLC’s line crews.

“It’s designed to find the people who fit, will bring some good practical skills and who have the attitude and commitment we need.”

Applications for TLC’s trainee line mechanic programme are now open and close on 4 February.


For more information about the programme and to apply visit – https://www.thelinescompany.co.nz/about-us/work-for-us/

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