Engineering Apprenticeships Australia

A career pathway in metal fabrication and engineering apprenticeships offers a wide range of specialisation opportunities that are hands-on, hardy and often a bit greasy.

Above all else, metal and mechanical engineering apprenticeships require determination and the focus to deliver highly accurate work in varied and often extreme working environments.

MIGAS works with business owners and leading employers throughout Australia to offer mechanical engineering apprenticeships to skilled people looking to enter the trade. 

The employers we partner with are prepared to help you build your career through various types of mechanical engineering apprenticeships such as a boilermaker apprenticeship, mechanical fitter apprenticeship or even branch out into construction apprenticeships.

Metal and Engineering Apprenticeship Career Opportunities

Fabrication and Mechanical Engineering apprenticeships are your gateway to working in a wide range of specialisations. 

An engineering apprenticeship can provide you with a pathway into any of these sectors:

  • Fabrication engineering tradespeople cut, shape, join and finish metal products and structures. Fabrication engineers handle a range of fabrication, maintenance and repair tasks. This skill set is highly practical and always in demand, and tradespeople are required to complete a mechanical engineering apprenticeship to become qualified.
  • Mechanical engineering tradespeople carry out all types of mechanical work on machines, subassemblies and manufactured parts. An engineering mechanical apprenticeship can lead to employment opportunities in a wide range of manufacturing and engineering industries.
  • Electrical engineering tradespeople work throughout manufacturing, design, assembly, installation and testing of all electrical and electronic systems and equipment. Becoming qualified as an electrical engineer requires the completion of a 4-year mechanical engineering apprenticeship.

Fabrication and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships at a Glance

Employment in fabrication or mechanical engineering trades begins with an engineering apprenticeship that includes around 4 years of on-the-job training. During that time, you’ll learn to work with the tools of the trade and complete a nationally accredited qualification that aligns with the specialisation you’re working towards.

Many fabrication and mechanical engineering qualifications are included on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List, and apprentices may be eligible for additional wage incentives from the government.

Talk to MIGAS to find out about engineering apprenticeship opportunities with our employers or to see if you’re eligible for government incentives and we'll help you find an apprenticeship that's right for you.

Training Snapshot

  • 4 year apprenticeship
  • Completion of Vocational qualification at Certificate level
  • Specialisations available across Fabrication, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Trade support loans and government incentives available for eligible applicants

Latest Jobs

Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Canning Vale Dc, WA | JOB ID 6429

Exciting opportunity to start your Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship with a globally renowned industry leader in gases and engineering

Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Wetherill Park, NSW | JOB ID 6414

An exciting opportunity to start your Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship with a well-respected hydraulics company

Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship

Torrensville, SA | JOB ID 6427

An exciting opportunity to begin your Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship with a globally renowned industry leader - February 2024 start

Engineering & Mechanical Apprenticeship Requirements

Undertaking a mechanical engineering apprenticeship is a rewarding experience that can lead to skilled work in dozens of different fields and industries. Qualified mechanical engineers and metal fabricators are always in demand, and employers are constantly looking for talented apprentices to take on.

To be suitable for a metal, engineering and mechanical apprenticeship, you’ll need to demonstrate some simple personal attributes:

  • Analytical thinker
  • Normal colour vision
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail

Working with complex tools, machines, equipment and products, fabricators and mechanical engineering apprentices typically need to demonstrate an aptitude for complex work. Careers in these industries are a rewarding experience, and an apprenticeship pathway is the best way to get there.

Visit Our Jobs Board

If you have what it takes to become an electrical engineer, fabrication engineer or mechanical engineering apprentice, take a look at our Jobs Board for current vacancies with our host employers including opportunities for NSW apprenticeships or apprenticeships QLD.

If you can’t find your ideal engineering mechanical apprenticeship, register your details with us to receive an email alert when we have a match.

Our team is committed to providing unique apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities that help our people thrive. Whether it's a mechanical fitter apprenticeship, electrical apprenticeship or construction apprenticeships, we're here to help.

Undertaking an Engineering Apprenticeship in Australia

For 35 years, MIGAS has been connecting leading employers with talented people and apprentices. By partnering with business owners across Australia, we’re able to offer engineering and mechanical apprenticeships in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. As a registered GTO, we’re committed to providing industry-leading apprenticeship and traineeship pathways to help people advance their careers in skilled trades.

You can explore our current opportunities on our Jobs Board, or contact us today to talk about pursuing a metalworking and mechanical engineering apprenticeship. Alternatively, you can phone MIGAS on 1300 464 427 and talk to us today.

Hire a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

MIGAS is always happy to partner with new businesses from across Australia. Our end-to-end recruitment solution means we can place and manage mechanical engineering apprentices in your business. We accommodate a range of specialties, including electrical engineering, fabrication and mechanical engineering, so we can work with you to find the apprentice you need.

Contact MIGAS today if you’d like to hire an apprentice.