The single most important difference between applying for an apprenticeship through MIGAS, and applying directly with a company, is the ongoing mentorship and support provided to you by the MIGAS team.
Undertaking an apprenticeship, whether it be a Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship or Engineering Mechanical Apprenticeship is both challenging and rewarding, but it can also be a little daunting when you’re first starting out. Here are a few things MIGAS can offer in way of apprentice support.
We’ll be by your side
We know that apprentices and trainees who are supported throughout their apprenticeship or traineeship are more likely to achieve completion, and enjoy the journey.
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 or traineeship to provide support including:
- Walking you through pre-employment training and induction so you know just what to expect from day one on-the-job
- Ensuring you complete all the right paperwork and meet your obligations to your host employer
- Regular check-ins to provide guidance and advice about dealing with workplace issues and challenges
- Helping to keep you on track with training commitments related to completing the technical qualification (off-the-job training)
- Support to address any personal or professional issues that may be an obstacle to completing your apprenticeship
Australian apprentices may be able to access additional financial support to provide extra help during their training. View our list of benefits and resources you will have access to during your apprenticeship, such as Construction Apprenticeships or a Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship, or traineeship.
MiScholarships are available exclusively to MIGAS 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.