2015 Summer of Trades

MIGAS Summer of Trades

Over the past Summer months, MIGAS has spotlighted the most popular trades and industries out there for Australian Apprenticeships right now, and shared valuable qualification information and job opportunities on the MIGAS Facebook.

In case you missed out on this activity, here are the Summer of Trades highlights of the season this year:

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

Week 1 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

A career in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration can be a very rewarding one in an industry that will never slow down.

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Information on Australian Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeships.

MIGAS Workforce Development Partner and Host Company Allstaff Airconditioning are looking to bring their apprentice numbers up to ten, in support of the 100JOBS campaign. Read more about how they're helping Australian industry here.


Week 2 Electrical

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Want to know where an Electrical Apprenticeship can take you? Two MIGAS alumni in Brisbane started at the bottom in their Australian Electrical Apprenticeships to now own a flourishing business employing their own apprentices. Our Summer of Trades spotlight on the Electrical trade couldn't be represented any better.

Information on Australian Electrical Apprenticeships.

We want to share this wonderful story of two brothers completing the same Dual Trade Electrical Apprenticeship at the same Host Company, 10 years apart. 


Week 3 Mechanical

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Fitting and Turning is one of the trades that fall under the Mechanical Industry. What does a Fitter and Turner do?

Information on Australian Mechanical Fitting and Turning Apprenticeships.

Long-standing MIGAS Host Company Hedweld took on seven new MIGAS apprentices (including two Mechanical Engineering Apprentices!) in their Hunter Valley operations and were featured in a local newspaper during our Mechanical Summer of Trades week. Check out the new recruits and their trades!


Week 4 Fabrication

Keen on a Boilermaking Apprenticeship? Moulding? Sheet Metal? Pattern Making? Tool Making? All of these any more contribute to the Fabrication Industry.

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Not sure what Boilermakers do? Interested in a Boilermaking Apprenticeship?

Information on Australian Boilermaking Apprenticeships.

Interested in other Fabrication trades? Read up on Moulding Apprenticeships or Sheet Metal Apprenticeships.



Week 5 Construction

There are many trades that fall under the Construction Industry, including Carpentry, Cabinet Making, Civil Construction, Plumbing, Bricklaying, Concreting, Rendering... even the Electrical and Air-con. & Refrigeration trades!

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Check out information on Australian Construction Apprenticeships.

Jack Rossington is one of our past award-winning apprentices in the Construction Industry; a clear example of a hard-working apprentice achieving success in his rewarding industry.

Did you know MIGAS has been working with MATES in Construction to focus on Suicide Prevention and Identification in the Construction Industry for our Australian Apprentices?

Did you know that Bricklaying is an apprenticeship? And a rewarding one at that! The Construction Industry is booming and Bricklaying is a very valuable trade with a wide range of experiences. 


Week 6 Automotive

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Check out all the information you need on Australian Light Vehicle Automotive Apprenticeships.

See also information on Australian Heavy Vehicle Automotive Apprenticeships.

MIGAS works with some large automotive companies around Australia, supporting Australian Apprentices in the trades. Long-term MIGAS host company, IVECO, recently pledged to continue creating opportunities for school leavers in Sydney. Read the article here.

Long-standing MIGAS Host Company Action Auto Group were featured in local Queensland newspapers for their dedication to training in Industry and Australian Apprentices! Read the article here.


Week 7 Horticulture

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Have you been interested in a career working with plants, trees and flowers, but weren't exactly sure of your options or what would be involved? Perhaps the career path of a Horticulturalist is the one for you? 

We hope you have found the information you needed out of our Summer of Trades industry spotlights! 

You can also check out all current job vacancies available nowhere >

And, whether you are a job seeker or currently employed, this advice is a must-read.

Published 25 February 2015