Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age.
You can do an Australian Apprenticeship if you are a school-leaver, re entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers. You can even begin your Australian Apprenticeship while you’re still at school finishing Years 11 and 12.
Australian Apprenticeships offer opportunities for you to train, study and earn an income at a variety of qualification levels in most occupations as well as in traditional trades.
When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well. You’ll have many options for your future to think about and choose from.
Support may be available to help you when you need while undertaking your Australian Apprenticeship. Some Australian Apprentices will be supported by mentors to help them get though. Some Australian Apprentices may receive extra incentives if they are undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship in a skills shortage area.
Consider what an Australian Apprenticeship can do for you and your life. It can:
• take you pretty much wherever you want to go career wise. It’s a first-rate career option that provides a professionally, financially and personally rewarding career pathway.
• give you the experience you need to get the job you want and help you to reach your full potential as a skilled worker.
• take you from school to work or from one career to another. They can lead you onto further or higher studies or into your own business or to being a manager in a large company.
Australian Apprentice, Jodi Oestmann says “I know that once I am finally qualified as a plumber I will be set up for life. I will always have work and I will always be well paid for what I do. Making a financial sacrifice now to ensure that I am financially secure later makes sense to me.”
Employing an Australian Apprentice - A Smart Business Decision
Investing in training through an Australian Apprenticeship can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. Employing an Australian Apprentice is a smart investment in your business future.
Employers hiring Australian Apprentices may be eligible to receive incentive payments under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.
Employer Sean Byrne, Regional Manager, Auto Services Pty Ltd explains, “We began employing Australian Apprentices just on six years ago and continue to increase the number of apprentices as the businesses grows. We’ve now got eight stores and are opening a ninth, so the business keeps growing and increasing revenue. To be quite honest, this business is nothing without apprentices. We know that the future of our business is growing our own and our future success lies in developing our people.”
For more information about Australian Apprenticeships, go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au, visit an Australian Apprenticeships Centre – there are approximately 350 sites across Australia or call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73.
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