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5 Benefits of an Apprenticeship

MIGAS Fitter Machinist Ben

MIGAS Fitter Machinist Apprentice, Ben, and MIGAS Mechanical Engineering alum, Kye.

An apprenticeship is an ideal way to learn a new trade or profession while working.

You will be trained on-site under the supervision of qualified tradespeople and undertake some study at TAFE or with a Registered Training Organisation.

So what are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship? Let's take a look.


  • Benefit #1 - You'll Obtain Practical Experience
  • Benefit #2 - Security and Support
  • Benefit #3 - Earn Money While You Learn
  • Benefit #4 - Industry-Recognised Credentials
  • Benefit #5 - Pick From a Variety of Trade Areas

Benefit #1 - You'll Obtain Practical Experience

One of the main advantages of an apprenticeship is that it offers you practical experience in your chosen field. Most Australian programs will include college courses as part of the package.

Being able to put your skills to use in a real working environment is invaluable. It can give you the confidence you need to excel in your chosen career.

Benefit #2 - Security and Support

When you are an apprentice, you will not be alone. You will have a mentor to guide and support you, as well as access to online resources.

These resources will help make sure you get the most out of your apprenticeship.

Benefit #3 - Earn Money While You Learn  

An apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn money while you learn, which makes learning more achievable for many people. This can be a great way to gain financial independence while also gaining valuable work experience.

It's also worth bearing in mind that many apprenticeships offer competitive salaries. The pay rates and entitlements for apprentices and trainees are often times covered by industry awards.

Benefit #4 - Industry-Recognised Credentials 

After you finish your apprenticeship, you will receive industry-recognised credentials. You'll have a nationally recognised qualification in your chosen area – electrical, engineering, automotive, or something else.

This is an excellent way to start your career and show potential employers that you already have the skills and experience they need.

Benefit #5 - Pick From a Variety of Trade Areas

With such a wide range of apprenticeships offered, you're sure to find one that fits your interests. For example, if you're into engineering, business, or electrical work, there's an apprenticeship for you.

By completing an apprenticeship program, you can do something you're good at while receiving on-the-job training and earning money.

Why do Your Apprenticeship with MIGAS?

An apprenticeship with MIGAS is perfect for those who want to gain the skills and experience in electrical, mechanical, fabrication and engineering, business administration, warehousing and more.

We have paid job opportunities in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. 

With a MIGAS apprentice program, you will:

Get paid weekly: Earn money in your account on time, reliably each week (no fortnightly or monthly pay cycles).

Hand-on experience: You’ll be placed with a host company, and qualified tradespeople from that business will show you the ropes.

Government payments: Access financial assistance of up to $5000 for the first two years of your apprenticeship (4 x $1250 payments) for eligible apprentices.

Finish without delay: We'll advocate for your training rights so you can finish your apprenticeship as soon as possible.

Paid leave: With MIGAS, you'll have a full-time contract, including paid annual and personal leave.

Free personal protective equipment: We'll provide uniforms and PPE at no cost, so those essentials don't have to come out of your pocket.

Access to rewards: Our annual scholarship program means top performing apprentices can receive $2000.

Debt-free ticket: Complete your nationally recognised qualification and become a nationally accredited tradie without student debt.

Free mental health aid: We offer free and confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program. In addition, MIGAS is an alliance partner of TIACS which provides free text-and-call counselling to apprentices and other blue-collar workers who want to have a yarn.

If you're considering an apprenticeship, then hopefully, this article has given you some food for thought. There are many advantages on offer, from earning money while you learn to gaining industry-recognised credentials. So why not give it a go? We can help you get on the tools.

View current roles on our jobs board if you want to become a tradie.


Published 14/11/2022

In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.