5 REA­SONS TO BE A TRAINEE OR AP­PREN­TICE

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EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

1 Why wait three or four years to fin­ish a univer­sity de­gree be­fore ap­ply­ing for full-time work when you can be paid to gain skills? Trainee­ships are avail­able in more ar­eas than many think.

HANDS-ON SKILLS

2 It’s a lot eas­ier to learn a skill when you are do­ing it your­self, not just hear­ing from some­one who has done it. Ap­pren­tices and trainees have the op­por­tu­nity to learn through prac­tice.

IN­DUS­TRY CON­TACTS

3 Ap­pren­tices and trainees are sur­rounded by in­dus­try con­tacts and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties from day one, greatly in­creas­ing the chances of long-term em­ploy­ment.

SKILLS IN DE­MAND

4 Many oc­cu­pa­tions on the Aus­tralian Govern­ment’s na­tional Skills Short­age List are in trade ar­eas that re­quire an ap­pren­tice­ship rather than aca­demic study.

DE­VELOP SOFT SKILLS

5 Learn­ing on-the-job rather than in a class­room al­lows so­cial in­ter­ac­tion in a work­place set­ting, which de­vel­ops soft skills such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pub­lic speak­ing as well as at­tributes such as punc­tu­al­ity.

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