When it comes to hiring and managing apprentices and trainees, not-for-profit organisation WPC Group does the hard yards so employers won’t have to.
And we’ve won awards for doing so.
Since 1982, we’ve been honing our expertise in matching job seekers with sustainable and meaningful jobs in industry and supporting them in those early career years. Today, we employ and train more than 650 apprentices and trainees through national programs in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Our wide network allows us to match your apprentices with our skilled mentors in a diverse range of occupations and workplaces. But we don’t just step back and leave employers to it. Our mentors visit workplaces to check with apprentices and supervisors on how it’s working out for both sides.
If anything’s getting in the way of long-term success, we’re there to help and steer it back on track. That’s what our mentors do – they’re advocates and, when needed, mediators. They have a sixth sense for spotting any signs of doubt, fear, frustration and uncertainty in apprentices. Mentors are experienced and proactive in offering support.
Our National Team
Andrew Sezonov – WPC Group General Manager
Andrew has over 18 years of expertise in the human resources and vocational areas; specialising in the design and facilitation of workforce solutions relating to apprenticeship and traineeship sectors. Andrew has worked alongside many stakeholders including Industry, Federal, State and Local Government to build these programs that ensure retention rates of apprentices are increased and stay above industry average. Andrew has also facilitated many programs relating to Occupational Health & Safety.
Janine McPhee – Apprentice & Trainee Mentoring Manager
Janine has provided business development on a national level for a range of companies including: Mercedes-Benz, ExxonMobil and transport and logistics company Toll Group. Janine has years of experience in mentoring apprentices and trainees, assisting them to gain knowledge and develop their skills in the workplace. Janine ensures employees are engaged, feel valued and add value to the company.
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Kerrie White – State Manager WA
Kerrie White leads the operations for WPC Group in Western Australia. Kerrie has vast experience in the VET sector, establishing successful Commonwealth contracts in the provision of Australian Apprenticeship services. She is passionate about the apprenticeship and traineeship system and works to build and maintain a quality skills pathway for the youth of Western Australia.
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Craig Knight – National Operations Manager
Craig has many years’ experience in the Apprenticeship, Group Training and VET sector, partnering with private enterprise, corporations, industry bodies and all levels of Government to develop apprenticeship and traineeship pathways. Craig believes that the future development of a strong and confident workforce is based in the investment we now make to structure pathways leading to careers for our youth.
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