Apprenticeships and traineeships are a training pathway that enable you to become both skilled in a trade as well as technically qualified.
How apprenticeships work is typical you will complete your training in a period of four years. Although, this not always the case and depends on your trade and work environment. While Traineeships are usually 12 months to two years in duration, again this is dependent on your trade area.
A clear advantage of an apprenticeship is earning a wage while learning your trade. Unlike university and most other post-school study options, an apprenticeship enables you to develop real-world practical skills, obtain a nationally accredited qualification and earn a salary.
The most common misunderstanding about an apprenticeship is that “anyone can get one”. While there are very few barriers to being eligible for an apprenticeship, securing an apprenticeship placement can be very competitive. In fact, getting an apprenticeship is just like applying for a job.