If you are looking to become an apprentice or are seeking traineeships in Queensland, you may be surprised by how many industries you have the option of joining.
Here is the A-F list of industries currently offering traineeships or apprenticeships, according to the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment.
Agriculture and primary industries: With a focus on farming, this pathway offers both apprenticeships and traineeships that could lead to a wide variety of rural careers.
Animal health: The traineeships offered in this field could take you into veterinary nursing or animal control.
Arts and entertainment: From theatre to music to floristry, this industry caters for both the creative and technical minded trainees.
Automotive: Buses, bikes, trucks or trailers – the automotive industry is not all about fixing cars. Even agricultural machinery could be in your future here.
Aviation: Head into the skies as a flight attendant or keep your feet on the ground working on aircraft maintenance and ground services.
Beauty: Learn new skills as a hairdressing apprentice or take on a traineeship as a beauty therapist.
Boating and marine: Aquaculture is offered for those looking at farming with a difference. Learn about the fishing industry or earn qualifications as a maritime operator.
Building and construction: One of the biggest apprenticeship industries, qualifications are offered in a huge range of different skills and trades.
Business: All kinds of traineeships are available, from administration to project management. All you need is to decide which business path to follow.
Civil construction: Learn important skills for working on road, bridges, pipes and tunnels.
Cleaning and asset maintenance: More variety than you may expect, this industry offers the chance to work with carpets, clothes, pets or waste management, along with many other fields.
Community services: From funeral professionals to child care workers, community services offer many different important pathways.
Conservation and land management: Traineeships are offered for people to train in restoration, management and conservation.
Education: Training is available in school support services.
Electrotechnology and electricity supply: Learn about every step of electricity supply – from the substation to the powerline and into homes and appliances.
Engineering: Electrical, mechanical and fabrication are just a few of the offered pathways in the engineering industry.
Food and meat processing: From the slaughterhouse to the vineyard, processing food and meat traineeships are available in a number of fields.
Forestry: Train as a forest products worker anywhere along the processing line – from the forest to wood paneling.
Furnishing and craft workers: There are a lot of pathways to choose from in this industry, including furniture making, painting, picture framing and floor technology