TLC seek new line talent
18 August 2022
The Lines Company’s (TLC) is recruiting two additional trainee line mechanics, based in Taumarunui.
TLC’s line mechanic trainee pathway has seen seven intakes with a total of 19 recruits joining since the programme’s inception in 2017. Trainees benefit from two and a half years of on-the-job training with the opportunity to gain sought after national qualifications.
TLC acting Network Manager, Jared Murrell, urged anyone looking at developing a career in a trade or who has an interest in serving their local community to consider becoming a line mechanic.
“We have had a good number of trainees come through our programme over the last seven years – with 17 of them continuing their careers at TLC.
“Anyone thinking about joining a trade, wanting to work locally, outdoors, or looking to be part of an exciting industry should apply.
“Our programme is proven, and successful candidates are guaranteed to work with great teams, receive professional training and outstanding ongoing support.
Murrell confirmed the electricity distribution businesses focus was on recruiting locally to grow local talent.
“We want to nurture and develop strong people who work in our community. Offering on the job training and qualifications is one of the exciting ways we are doing just that,” said Murrell.
Included in the long list of trainees to benefit from the programme is Taumarunui local and Connexis Distribution Trainee of the Year, Wiremu Te Tawhero. Recognised at the 2021 awards event, Wiremu joined TLC’s trainee programme in May 2020. Wiremu’s co-workers includes fellow locals and programme graduates Brayden Crown, Sarah Nepia, Derek Hardisty and trainee Topia Walker.
TLC trainees will be provided with quality training, stable employment, competitive remuneration and a host of employee benefits including free health checks, long service leave, free eye tests, accumulated sick leave, flu vaccinations, discounted fuel and much more.
The selection process for the programme is designed to find candidates with practical skills, who have a positive can-do attitude, are team players and dedicated, and involves an interview including practical tests with the company’s line crew staff.
Successful trainees are awarded a NZQA accredited New Zealand Certificate in Electricity Supply Line Mechanic Distribution. This equates to an NZCEA Level 4 qualification and is highly sought after within our industry.