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What types of apprenticeship and traineeship are available?

Whether you’re an employer looking for the next top talent or a potential candidate hoping to gain new qualifications, apprenticeships and traineeships can provide a host of benefits.

Finding the right arrangement for you or your company will depend on a range of factors. This is why there are many different types of apprenticeships and traineeships available, enabling you to pursue the best option for your circumstances.

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However, here are some of the typical apprenticeships and traineeships on offer for those keen to learn a little more about the process beforehand.

School-based training

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship allows teenagers to combine paid employment with vocational training and secondary education.

This provides valuable hands-on experience for the student, while giving businesses an early chance to shape the development of potential employees.

Adult apprenticeship or traineeships

There are also vocational learning opportunities open to older candidates, with adult apprenticeships and traineeships designed to attract people aged over 25.

Adult apprenticeships and traineeships give participants a chance at a new career, while employers can benefit from a more experienced, work-ready employee.

Mature-age options

Older applicants may wish to consider mature-age apprenticeships or traineeships, which are open to over-45s.

There are many reasons why this appeals to applicants, including a desire to switch industries, gain additional qualifications for an existing role or because they are returning to the workplace after an extended absence.

Businesses, meanwhile, know that mature-age staff are often reliable, require less supervision and bring various pre-existing skills to the job from previous roles.

Indigenous employment

The federal government is keen to close the gap between the employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. Apprenticeships and traineeships are helping to do this.

Diversity in the workforce also has a range of benefits for organisations, and there are numerous tools and resources available to companies that are eager to boost their Indigenous employment practices.

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