There are many benefits to apprenticeships or traineeships, whether you’re a candidate or the employer. However, finding the right arrangement for your needs is often a challenge.
Statistics from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) suggest that nearly half of people who start an apprenticeship or a traineeship fail to complete the placement.
According to NCVER, the reasons for this are varied, but many are employment-related issues, such as interpersonal difficulties with colleagues and bosses.
This is why employers and candidates considering on-the-job training avenues should conduct thorough research into how the process works and what opportunities are available.
Apprenticeship Central is designed specifically for this purpose, helping to educate all the parties involved in an apprenticeship or traineeship, so that relationships between companies and candidates can start off on the right foot.
If you are an employer or a jobseeker, you can gain access to lots of useful information and tips on the site by clicking through to our resources section. To browse our database of candidates or apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship directly to a business via email, please register online.
Meanwhile, here are five of the resources and tools at your disposal at Apprenticeship Central.
1. Harrison Online Career Assessment
Jobseekers who are struggling to find a profession suited to their skills and preferences can take the Harrison Online Career Assessment for more guidance. Your answers are matched against hundreds of apprenticeships and traineeships to see what your ideal role may be.
2. Tips for applicants and employers
Are you looking for ways to impress in an interview? Or are you a business hoping to find the best approach to retaining an apprentice or trainee? The applicant and employers tips pages at Apprenticeship Central can help you do all this and more.
The apprenticeship and traineeship lifecycle can seem confusing and complex at first, which is why Apprenticeship Central has FAQs dedicated to answering the most common queries of organisations and candidates.
4. Industry resource packages
Understanding the qualifications, skills and learning standards of various industries is an important part of picking the right apprenticeship or traineeship. Our industry resource packages, created by the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service, provide valuable information on over 25 key industries.
5. Profile builder
Registered candidates can benefit from a free profile builder feature that will enable businesses to browse your resume and see whether or not you may be suitable for advertised positions.