Get Started with an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

Want to become a tradie?


MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees will employ you as an apprentice or trainee in your chosen trade, match you with a host organisation, and guide you through until you’re a qualified tradesperson. If you’re looking to find an apprenticeship, you’re in the right place.

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Which Trade is Right For You?

Still trying to figure out what trade might interest you? Here's a quick overview of each area:

List of Apprentices and Trainees We Can Help With

We specialise in finding you a role in the following areas:


  1. Electrical Apprenticeships

  2. Metal and Engineering Apprenticeships

  3. Automotive and Mechanical Apprenticeships

  4. Construction Apprenticeships


  1. Business Administration Traineeships
  2. Warehousing Traineeships

7 Steps to Become an Apprentice with MIGAS

  • Apply Online (5-10 mins): Choose a role on our Jobs Board and apply.
  • Phone Call (10 mins): We'll ring you if you might be right for the role.
  • Online Check (10 mins): Complete our online aptitude tests.
  • Video Interview (20 mins): If you pass the tests, we'll video call you for an interview.
  • Employer Feedback (1-2 days): We'll talk to potential employers for you and arrange an interview.
  • Site Visit (1 hour): Visit the workplace, meet the supervisor, and chat with the company.
  • Medical Check (7 days): Complete a medical check while we do reference checks.
  • Contract Signing (1 hour): Sign your apprenticeship contracts and meet your MIGAS Field Officer.
  • Start Work (Day 1): Start your apprenticeship and earn while you learn.

Why start an apprenticeship?

An Australian apprenticeship is the first step to becoming a qualified tradesperson in Australia. Here's why you should become a tradie: 

Top benefits:

  • High earning potential, with some trades offering six-figure salaries.
  • Job security due to the constant demand for skilled tradespeople.
  • Hands-on work that allows tradespeople to see the tangible results of their efforts.
  • Fast career progression with opportunities for advancement and leadership roles.
  • Opportunity to become your own boss and start your own business.

Secondary benefits:

  • Flexibility in working arrangements, including part-time or contract work.
  • Job satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment derived from the tangible nature of the work.
  • Variety in tasks, with opportunities to work on different projects and settings.
  • Opportunities to travel within Australia and internationally.

Wider benefits:

  • Environmental sustainability through involvement in installing and maintaining renewable energy systems.
  • Tradespeople are responsible for building, maintaining, and repairing the physical infrastructure of our society, including homes, offices, roads, bridges, and utilities. Without them, our daily lives and the functioning of our cities and towns would be significantly impacted.
  • Trades contribute significantly to the economy. They provide essential services, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth. Many tradespeople are self-employed or own small businesses, further contributing to local economies.

Follow these 5 tips to improve your apprenticeship application

How to get started

  • Check Your Eligibility

    To start an apprenticeship or traineeship, you simply need to be of working age and eligible to work in Australia. You don't need a secondary school certificate or other qualification. You can undertake an Australian Apprenticeship if you're a school leaver, re-entering the workforce, or as an adult worker wishing to change careers or gain new skills. You can even begin your apprenticeship while you're still at school finishing Years 10, 11 or 12.

    Apprenticeships and traineeships with MIGAS are open to all ages unless the vacancy is specifically designated as a school-based role. Depending on the apprenticeship or traineeship you wish to undertake, you may be required to hold certain licences or have studied certain subjects at school. These requirements will be listed on the job vacancy and explained to you as part of our recruitment process.

  • Know Your Rights and Obligations

    Australian apprentices and trainees are entitled to the same fair work conditions as other types of employees working in similar occupations.

    The National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships provides an excellent overview of the expectations of the apprentice and employer.

  • Decide on Your Preferred Trade

    Apprenticeships are available in a variety of certificate levels in more than 500 occupations across Australia, in traditional trades as well as a diverse range of emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry.

    MIGAS specialises in skilled or traditional trade apprenticeships and traineeships. To choose an apprenticeship that aligns with your career aspirations, skills and personal attributes, check out our Trade Apprenticeships information.

  • Apply for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

    Now you’re ready to get that apprenticeship. Remember, applying for an apprenticeship is just like applying for any job. Have your resume ready along with a well-written cover letter. Browse MIGAS apprenticeship and traineeships in your location and area of interest and submit your application online. A member of our recruitment team will review your application and, if you are shortlisted for the role, will be in touch to arrange an interview.

    If you don't find the ideal role you're looking for right now, be sure to register with us and we'll send you an email alert when new opportunities become available.

  • Benefits of Becoming an Apprentice or Trainee with MIGAS

    You can find out more about MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees and how we can help kickstart your career.

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