Skip to main content

What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?

If you’re looking at your options for work after high school, or considering a career change, an Australian Apprenticeship is a great place to start.

Undertaking a trade apprenticeship or traineeship is an investment in your future – a way to set yourself up as a sought-after worker with significant career prospects.

Here are some of the benefits of doing an apprenticeship:

1. Hands-on learning: A trade apprenticeship allows you to learn on the job, gaining practical experience in a particular trade or skill. You'll be able to apply what you learn immediately, and you'll gain valuable real-world experience that you might not get in a classroom.

2. Job security: Trade skills are always in demand and, with an ageing workforce, there is a growing need for skilled tradespeople. Once you complete your apprenticeship, you'll have skills that are highly valued and in demand which can lead to job security.

3. Earn while you learn: Apprenticeships are paid positions, so you'll be earning a wage while you learn your trade. You'll be able to support yourself while in training and won't have to take on a HECS-HELP debt to fund your education.

4. Industry connections: By undertaking a trade apprenticeship, you'll be building connections in your industry. These connections can be invaluable when it comes to finding work and advancing your career once you’re completed. In fact, a high percentage of apprentices walk straight into a full-time job with the same company where they did their apprenticeship.

5. Career flexibility: Once you complete your apprenticeship, you'll have a valuable skill set that can be applied in a variety of industries. This means you'll have the flexibility to pursue different career paths or even start your own business.

6. Pride in your work: There's a great sense of satisfaction that comes from working with your hands and seeing the results of your hard work. As a tradesperson, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you've created something tangible and valuable.

Find an apprenticeship now on the MIGAS Jobs Board.

View Jobs Board

MIGAS Bengalla Apprentices Group

MIGAS Apprentices hosted with Bengalla Mining Company - Levi, Brody, Marlow, Lachlan and Ty.

Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions


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.