Consider your options
Group Training Australia (SA) reveals how to go about getting an apprenticeship or traineeship
DECIDE which career path is for you.
There are hundreds of careers that can be started through an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Having a clear direction about the path you want to take will help put you ahead of the crowd when assessing applications for passionate and committed applicants.
If you find it too hard to narrow your choice to just one job, think about the industry that you would like to work in and go from there.
RESEARCH your chosen career. An apprenticeship or traineeship can take anywhere from 12 months to four years to complete. It is important to know how long it will take and what it will involve.
Talk to someone in the industry and do some online research to be sure it is something you can work towards. A good way to get first-hand experience in the area is to arrange to do some work experience.
ENSURE you are ready to be employed. Update your resume, practise your interview skills and remember the key reasons why this industry and job is right for you.
Many industries will offer pre-apprenticeship or prevocational training that can give workers key basic skills.
VISIT the Group Training Australia website, www.gtasa. com.au
Use the vocation finder to find the right group training organisation for the industry in which you want to work.
Group Training Australia (SA) has 15 member organis- ations and can provide you with information on how to contact the right group training organisation. Search by vocation (job) and then check the location that works for you. There are GTA SA members located across South Australia.
CONTACT the group training organisation.
Friendly, experienced staff will take your call and make registering with a group training organisation an easy process.
Group training staff know what the employment environment is like and can give you first-hand advice.
They can also organise for you to work with a host employer, at which you can conduct the on-the-job portion of your training and help your career journey begin.
DIRECTION: An apprentice learns kitchen skills through Hospitality Group Training.