FAQs about Apprenticeships
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship combines learning whilst working in a real job, for a real boss, with a real wage. It is conducted in a hands-on learning environment where you can complete a nationally recognised qualification while gaining practical real life experience in the trade.
How long does an apprenticeship take?
Usually 3 to 4 years.
What year of school must I complete to get an apprenticeship?
Typically, completing Year 10 is sufficient to pursue an apprenticeship. Most positions do require understanding of Mathematics and English, and in some cases, you may be asked to complete basic aptitude tests as part of the application process.
However, please note that for certain specialised trades, our host employers may request a Year 11 or even Year 12 qualification, particularly with strong results in Mathematics.
Our job listings will specify when this higher level of education is a prerequisite for a specific trade.
What do I get when I finish an apprenticeship?
Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship offers a range of valuable benefits. Upon successful completion, you will attain a Trade Certificate, which not only recognizes your skills and expertise but also sets you on an exciting pathway to higher qualifications. This certification paves the way for pursuing a Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma, and even opens doors to professional qualifications at the university level. By achieving a Trade Certificate, you’re not just acquiring a recognized skill set but also propelling your career to new heights, expanding your knowledge, and enhancing your prospects in your chosen field.
Am I too old for an apprenticeship?
You are never too old to apply for an apprenticeship. Although in the past many apprentices have been employed straight out of school; the hosts we work with now are taking on older people as apprentices more and more. Today’s businesses recognise that people are changing career paths and that an older employee can bring experience and maturity to a position which is considered a valuable asset to the company.
What will I be paid?
FAQs about Traineeships
What is a traineeship?
A traineeship is a structured learning program where you are paid to work and learn at the same time. It can involve on-the-job or off-the-job training or a combination of both.
Do I need any qualifications?
To get a traineeship you don’t need prior experience or formal academic qualifications. However, most companies prefer that you have finished Year 10 and have good Maths and English skills.
What do I get when I finish?
When you complete your traineeship you will get a Certificate for a nationally recognised qualification. These certificates can provide you with a pathway to further professional qualifications.
What will I be paid?
How long does a traineeship take?
Usually 1 to 2 years.
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