How to apply for an apprenticeship

How to apply for Apprenticeships

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How to apply for Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an excellent pathway for people who want to work with their hands and earn a good living. The Australian government is committed to ensuring that all Australians have the opportunity to pursue meaningful, long-lasting careers in skilled trades.

People who complete an apprenticeship gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. From welding apprenticeships to carpentry apprenticeships, there are many ways you can find your perfect trade!

We partner with businesses that are always looking for skilled workers such as welders, auto electricians, automotive spray painters, or heavy vehicle diesel mechanics to join their team.

Read on if you're interested in finding out more about how our team at TRS Resourcing helps to connect driven individuals with apprenticeship positions.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Many students leave high school and know that the university pathway is not suited to their particular talents. Learning a skilled trade through an apprenticeship is an alternate pathway that can lead to a fulfilling and diverse career. Mature-aged students are also embarking on apprenticeships to facilitate a career change.

Employers are always looking for skilled workers who can take on new challenges. They often value practical experience more than formal qualifications. An apprenticeship is a perfect way to build your resume while receiving paid training in a specific skill or trade that interests you.

Training as an apprentice will give you real-world skills that employers love. In the workplace, you'll be tested again and again with new projects that will challenge your abilities.

Apprenticeships are also a great way to learn how to manage time effectively and develop lifelong relationships within your industry. Developing your communication skills and ability to work with others, along with technical training, will make you a valuable team member.

Apprenticeships in Australia

Apprenticeships in Australia

1 in 9 tradespeople in Australia is an apprentice or trainee. If you are looking to begin a trades career, an apprenticeship is the perfect place to start. Most apprenticeships last four years and include formal qualifications as well as hands-on training and experience.

Apprentices generally graduate with a Certificate III or IV in their industry. For example, a mechanical fitter will obtain a Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade over the course of their training. An apprentice carpenter will be working towards a Certificate III in Carpentry. Welders earn a metal fabrication qualification.

Some people also complete a pre-apprenticeship. This gives them the skills to use their tools safely and see how they suit the chosen trade. A pre-apprenticeship generally lasts six to nine months and can be a great way to prepare for a longer commitment.

Trades and apprenticeships are popular career choices for many students because they offer regular pay, ongoing training, and work experience. The Australian government has worked with industry to ensure that the education pathway into trades is long-term, well paid and rewarding. They recognise that entering such a challenging field can be daunting. However, there's real satisfaction when you complete your studies and get a job in the industry. Check out the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

A world of choice

Apprenticeships available in different industries

Apprenticeships are available in a wide variety of industries, which means you can choose a trade that suits your unique talents. You may also wish to consider which trades are experiencing skill shortages, for example, qualified heavy diesel

mechanics are in high demand in WA.

Apprenticeships are usually full-time and include on-the-job training and education. A job as an apprentice can kickstart a lifelong journey of career advancement.

Some of the most popular and in-demand trades are:

  • Spray painting apprenticeship

  • Welding apprenticeship

  • Boilermaker apprenticeship

  • Auto electrician apprenticeship

  • Diesel mechanic apprenticeship

  • Mechanical fitter apprenticeship

  • Electrical apprenticeship

Have you been googling Apprenticeships Victoria or Apprenticeships WA but don't quite know where to start?

The respective state government jobs websites are a great place to begin. They contain information on the many trades available and how to access career guidance and support.

Apprenticeships Melbourne VIC
Apprenticeships Perth WA

You can also find information on training organisations near you on the My Skills website.

TRS Resourcing: Australia's leading recruitment agency for blue collar jobs

As one of Australia's best recruiters for trade and labour positions, TRS can assist you with finding an apprentice job. Every year apprentices hired through Labour hire company TRS successfully kick start their careers.

Are you ready to take the first step towards a long-term career in a skilled trade?

We have previously recruited boilermaking apprentices, auto electrical apprentices, apprentice spray painters, and more. With our links to the automotive industry, manufacturing industry, mining sector (to name a few), we can help you put your best foot forward to employers.

If you want to start an apprenticeship, connect with our recruitment team at TRS Resourcing today.

Find an apprenticeship with TRS

As part of our employee apprenticeship program, TRS pairs reliable, career-minded individuals with leading companies.
If this sounds like you, get in touch with our team today or see available roles here.

View apprentice positions with labour hire company TRS Resourcing in Perth and Melbourne here


Employers seeking Apprentice's for their company CONTACT US HERE to download the info pack.​

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