What apprentice support is available?
Undertaking a trade apprenticeship, such as a Mechanical Fitter Apprenticeship or an Electrician Apprenticeship, is both challenging and rewarding… but it can also be a little daunting when you’re first starting out.
That's why having support in selecting your apprenticeship and throughout your training is critical.
The single most important difference between applying for an apprenticeship with MIGAS versus directly with a company is the ongoing mentorship and support services provided to you by the MIGAS team.
As a Group Training Organisation, it's our job to help you find an apprenticeship or traineeship that matches your interests and career goals, and hosted with the right company where you will learn from skilled tradespeople and professionals.
Here are a few things MIGAS, as an expert employer of apprentices and trainees, offers as apprentice support.
We’ll be by Your Side
We know that apprentices and trainees who are supported throughout their training are more likely to complete their Australian Apprenticeship, and enjoy the journey.
Through a robust recruitment process, our team will help you find the ideal apprenticeship or traineeship, and support you through the interview process. We want to ensure you fully understand what’s involved in undertaking an apprenticeship, so you’re better prepared for your training.
From day one of your apprenticeship, you’ll be in close communication with your MIGAS Field Officer. Your Field Officer will be with you for the duration of your apprenticeship/traineeship to provide support including:
- Providing a comprehensive induction so you know just what to expect from day one on-the-job and off-the-training of your chosen qualification
- Ensuring you complete all the right paperwork and meet your obligations to your host employer
- Conduct regular check-ins and site visits to provide guidance and advice about dealing with any workplace or role challenges
- Helping to keep you on track with training commitments related to completing your nationally accredited qualification
- Supporting you to address any personal or professional issues that may be an obstacle to completing your apprenticeship
Australian Apprentices can benefit from a range of additional financial assistance to provide extra help during their training. Your chosen trade specialisation may also attract Government support payments, which we can help facilitate.
View our list of financial resources for apprentices that may be relevant to your circumstances (eligibility criteria apply).
The MiScholarship Program is available exclusively to MIGAS-employed apprentices and trainees, acknowledging those who are going above and beyond, and recognising those who’ve overcome obstacles to gaining employment in trades by demonstrating resilience and grit through their everyday work.
Each year we provide cash sponsorships to Top Performer apprentices and trainees through this awards program, and Gear Up Grants to provide financial assistance.
View details of the MiScholarship Program and our most recent recipients.