5 REASONS TO BE A TRAINEE OR APPRENTICE
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.
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.
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.