Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to enter the industry. An apprenticeship will give you a solid grounding in how things are made and maintained. From there, who knows where your career might take you?
MIGAS offers a free recruitment process to both the job applicant and the Participating Training Company (Host). For the Hosts, MIGAS will screen and interview potential applicants. The Hosts then have the final say in who they wish to employ as their apprentice/trainee. For the job applicants, MIGAS will interview and refer on successful applicants to be interviewed by our Host businesses. MIGAS will also give feedback to applicants regarding the interview.
Please note that no two apprenticeships are exactly alike so it is impossible to tell you exactly what you’ll be doing while you are partaking in your apprenticeship.
To be employed as an apprentice you will be required to sign a Training Placement Agreement (TPA) for a nominal period of 3-4 years, depending on the qualification. As part of your training contract you will be required to undertake a structured training program as part of your normal work obligations as an Apprentice. This usually means undertaking 6-8 weeks block of TAFE, or attending one day per week each year.
The Manufacturing and Engineering Industry employs a work force approaching one million people, making it the second largest employer in Australia. More of its employees work full time, more then in any other industry. Job vacancy surveys show that almost 40,000 engineering jobs are advertised annually. Research into employment patterns within the manufacturing industry shows that most jobs are filled without being advertised. There may have been as many as 90,000 jobs on offer last year alone!