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How hard is it to get an apprenticeship?

Obtaining an Australian Apprenticeship depends on various factors, including the industry, location, and the specific requirements of the apprenticeship or traineeship program.

Realistically, it's just like applying for any other job, with screening, an interview, and aptitude testing. 

Here are some key points to consider:

1. Competition: Apprenticeships often attract a significant number of applicants, especially in popular industries or areas where opportunities are limited. This can make the process more competitive, requiring you to stand out among other candidates.

2. Qualifications and Skills: Different apprenticeships have specific requirements and skill sets they seek in applicants. Some may require prior experience, relevant qualifications or pre-apprenticeship programs, or a certain level of schooling. That said, apprenticeships are an ideal way to enter a trade and often these requirements are only minimal.

3. Preparation: Adequate preparation can greatly increase your chances of success when applying for an apprenticeship. Researching the trade type, understanding the role and its requirements, and acquiring relevant skills or knowledge beforehand can make you a more desirable candidate.

4. Networking: Building connections within your desired industry can provide valuable insights and potential leads for apprenticeships. Networking with professionals, attending industry events, or joining relevant online communities can enhance your chances of finding suitable opportunities.

5. Persistence and Resilience: The application process for apprenticeships can be rigorous. It may involve multiple stages such as interviews and aptitude tests. Maintaining a positive mindset, staying persistent, and learning from rejections can help you persevere in your pursuit of an apprenticeship.

By investing time and effort into your preparations, presenting yourself effectively, and staying determined, you can increase your prospects of obtaining an apprenticeship in your chosen trade.

Start by searching the MIGAS Jobs Board for current apprenticeships and traineeships and easily apply online.

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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.