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What kinds of mechanical engineering apprenticeships are there?

Mechanical trade engineering apprenticeships are a common pathway into hands-on trade specialisations that focus on manufacturing and maintenance work on a variety of machinery, subassemblies and manufactured parts.

These include:

A mechanical engineering apprenticeship could see you working in the mining and resources sector, manufacturing, green and clean energy industries, and transport.

During your four-year apprenticeship you will learn to work with cutting edge machinery such as CNC equipment and other tools of the trade. Training will include earning a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade in the relevant mechanical engineering specialisation.

Success in mechanical engineering apprenticeships demands attention to detail, and you’ll be expected to demonstrate the aptitude to take on such work. These trades require you to work with high powered and potentially dangerous equipment, so the ability to work safely is key.

If that sounds like something you’d be good at, a mechanical apprenticeship is a great career move.

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MIGAS Fitter Machinist Apprentice, Ben, is completing a Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade as part of his training.


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