If you want to explore a new job, gain new skills, work flexible hours and receive a qualification at the end, you should consider becoming an apprentice.
Help to become an apprentice
There are a range of apprenticeships and traineeships available around Australia, with support provided to potential apprentices and employers through the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, to help you find the ideal apprenticeship for you.
Australian Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia. They are available in traditional trades, as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.
Train, work and get experience through an Australian Apprenticeship
Australian Apprenticeships, also referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships, are a great way for you to start a career or build on your existing one.
You don’t need a secondary school certificate or any other qualification to be able to do an apprenticeship – they are available to anyone of working age.
You can combine time at work and earning an income, with training and studying for your chosen occupation.
Employers can offer Australian Apprenticeships in many different occupations, from traditional trades like plumbing and carpentry right through to traineeships in business administration and travel consultancy.
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.
The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website will provide you with plenty of extra information if you are considering an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.
You may also be able to apply for Trade Support Loans to meet everyday costs while undertaking your apprenticeship.
Train or study for your ideal role in the workforce behind the Defence Force
There are thousands of Australian men and women working across the country who aren’t in the Defence Force, but work to support and strengthen it.
There are also students and apprentices who are developing trade knowledge and technical skills that will be needed more in the future to deliver modernised defence capabilities.
If you’re interested in exploring new experiences and careers, a defence industry job could be for you. You can explore the financial, career and lifestyle benefits on the Defence Industry website.