The Ai Group (ATC) plays a pivotal role in fostering inclusive participation within trades through its involvement in various government-funded programs and initiatives. Recognising the importance of diversity in the workforce, the ATC actively promotes and supports the inclusion of underrepresented groups, including females in trades, Indigenous Australians, and people with disabilities, into apprenticeships and traineeships. By collaborating with government agencies and industry partners, the ATC implements targeted strategies to attract and support individuals from these minority groups, ensuring they receive equal opportunities for skills development and career advancement in the trades sector.

Whilst there may be only a few programs advertised on our website currently, we are continually working with governments and other stakeholders on programs and once we have activated the programs will publish these on an ongoing basis. Through tailored training programs, mentorship initiatives, and advocacy efforts, the ATC strives to create a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive and contribute to the vibrant and diverse landscape of Australia’s workforce.

Degree-Level Apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships work like any other apprenticeship. You are employed for a nominal term to work under experts in the field to learn a trade and complete a qualification. The difference is the qualification is a university degree and the trade is a profession.

Employers can benefit through gaining access to a more diverse group of future graduates, and having the opportunity to help shape your apprentice’s development and job readiness.

Apprentices can benefit by being paid to learn, by seeing at first hand how practitioners operate, and by building their resumes and networks from day one.

Degree level apprenticeships are available across a range of occupations in three states.

Apprentice to Leader

The Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre is currently running an innovative program aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of female apprentices working in the Energy and Manufacturing sectors.

The Apprentice to Leader program is specifically designed to empower female apprentices by providing them with the necessary tools and training to excel in leadership roles. Participants in the program will have the unique opportunity to attend a comprehensive two-day Leadership workshop. This workshop is meticulously structured to develop a leadership mindset among the participants, equipping them with essential skills and strategies to navigate and succeed in male-dominated environments.

Previously completed programs

These programs have now concluded.

NSW Part Qualifications Pre-Employment Program

Discover Your Career with Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre.

Are you a recent High school graduate in New South Wales, eager to take your first steps into the real world but uncertain about your career path? We have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre, in collaboration with the NSW Department of Education and a network of training providers, is thrilled to offer a unique “pre-employment” opportunity. This initiative is designed to help you explore various career options and equip you with valuable skills and experience.

Victorian Manufacturing Skills

The Australian Industry Group is managing a project funded by State Government aimed at increasing the number of entry level engineering opportunities for candidates in priority cohorts

The program will consist of some upfront pre-employment training, which includes Employability skills, and Technical skills – mechanical or fabrication.

This training is completely paid for and will take around 3-4 weeks to complete.

Aged Care Trainee Program

Ai Group Apprentice & Trainee Centre have partnered with WomenCan Australia to create opportunities for employment in Aged Care.

These trainee positions are an ideal way to start your career in the aged care and supportive services sector.
Trainees will receive amazing support and care throughout their training to ensure they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to have a highly rewarding career.