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Why do people do traineeships?

In a world where academic qualifications and work experience often seem at odds, traineeships emerge as a bridge, offering the best of both worlds.

This mode of learning, merging theory with practical application, has been gaining traction across various industries.

Here are just some of the benefits of this dynamic approach to training and career development.

Real-world Experience

Traineeships provide an invaluable opportunity for hands-on experience in a real-world work environment.

This exposure goes beyond the realms of theoretical learning, allowing trainees to apply their knowledge practically.

It's a unique learning curve where mistakes become lessons, and success is measured in tangible outcomes.

Earning While Learning

Unlike traditional education paths, traineeships offer the chance to earn an income while learning.

This financial aspect is a significant draw, especially for those who may not have the luxury to pursue full-time education without a steady income.

Soft Skills Development

Traineeships cultivate soft skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. These skills are critical across all job roles and are often the differentiator in job interviews and career advancement.

Pathway to Employment

Many organisations use traineeships as a recruitment tool, often offering full-time positions to successful trainees.

This pathway to employment is a significant advantage, reducing the uncertainty of job hunting post-qualification.

Networking and Connections

Working alongside professionals opens doors to networking, which can be pivotal for future career opportunities.

Building a network of contacts in the industry can lead to potential job offers upon completion of the traineeship.


Traineeships represent a holistic approach to learning and career development. They blend education and experience, theory and practice, earning and learning – all while providing a tangible pathway to employment and career progression.

If you are looking to kickstart or pivot in your career journey, a traineeship could be the key to unlocking a world of opportunities.

Find a traineeship by searching the MIGAS Jobs Board.

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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.