Fitting and Turning Apprenticeship

Looking to start your career as a Fitter & Turner Apprentice? We have an opportunity based at the University of Queensland
Job ID: 5802 Metal and Engineering - Fitting and Turning QLD - St Lucia Apprentice Positions Available: 1


Are you fascinated by how things are put together or ever wanted to know how different machines work? Do you find yourself spending time in the shed, pulling things apart to see how they work? If you have a natural eye for detail and are good with your hands, becoming a Fitting and Turning Apprentice could be for you!

Undertaking this four-year apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to become a qualified Fitter and Turner Apprentice and earn your Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical.

You will develop the skills from working in the workshop, helping scientists, researchers and students creating parts and components for their projects/research work. You will learn to set up and operate various equipment and machinery, producing parts by turning, milling, shaping, slotting, grinding, welding, and drilling various metal components. To get a better understanding of the role please click on this link to see an article on a candidate who has done an apprenticeship with our client.

You will be hosted by the University of Queensland at their St Lucia Campus and will be predominantly based in the Chemistry building.


  • No HECS-HELP debt – in fact, most apprenticeships are fully funded by the Government. So, you will leave your 4 years with a qualification, no debt, and ready to work in an industry that is eager for more qualified tradespeople to join their ranks
  • We will actually pay you to learn! How many of your uni mates get paid to study?
  • Your own personal MIGAS mentor who will guide you through your apprenticeship
  • Free uniforms and PPE when you start with MIGAS
  • Potential to be selected for one of MIGAS’s annual MiScholarship awards, resulting in a combination of a cash prize and additional financial support
  • We are a culturally diverse employer and actively advocate for local Indigenous Australians and women in trades


The person we're looking for is creative, has a mechanical aptitude, enjoys problem solving, and is willing to work in a fast-paced environment. You must have good communication skills, sound computer skills and a good understanding of maths.

There will be the opportunity to learn to use Solidworks CAD software and assist in the design of parts. If you have completed a Certificate II in Engineering that would be looked upon favourably.


  • Driver's Licence and own vehicle
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good safety awareness
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment medical and Drug and Alcohol screen
  • Covid 19 Double Vaccinated

If you think this could be you – apply online now by submitting your resume and cover letter explaining why you think you would be the ideal Fitter & Turning Apprentice!

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