10 Reasons To Make Friends With An Apprenticeship Or Traineeship
Looking for a career you’ll love? What about landing a job at the same time! Through an apprenticeship or traineeship, you can find a job you love, start working right away and get qualified all at the same time.
Maybe you like working with your hands, or looking after people. Or perhaps you want to start your own business one day or have a red hot idea that could change the world. Whatever your passion is – an apprenticeship, traineeship or vocational education and training (VET) qualification is a great start that gets you moving forward straight away.
Here’s our top 10 reasons why making friends with an apprenticeship or traineeship is always a good idea!
- Earn an income from day one
Yep that’s right, day one! By starting an apprenticeship or traineeship you get paid from day one. It’s a real job, where you earn and learn.
- Learn skills in a real workplace
It’s so frustrating being knocked back for jobs because you “don’t have experience”. You’ll never have that problem with a skilled career because you learn on the job.
- Get qualified for life
An apprenticeship or traineeship will set you up with lifelong skills that will be a launching pad for any career you choose.
- Choose from hundreds of career opportunities
Explore your passion and find a skilled career pathway that suits you – there are hundreds to choose from! And it’s not just trades, but also opportunities in careers you may have never even thought you could do an apprenticeship or traineeship in.
- Be mentored by experienced colleagues
There’s nothing like someone with years of experience and knowledge showing you how to do something and you putting it into practice, under their guidance, immediately.
- Build a professional network
You’ll meet lots of industry contacts and you’ll build a professional network that will create more opportunities as you progress your skilled career.
- Opportunity for career progression
It’s common for people who started their career as an apprentice to end up owning their own business and hiring more apprentices. An apprenticeship is a great base from which to build your empire!
- Avoid study debt
You can own a car and start saving for a house deposit much sooner without a debt hanging over your head.
- Thrive in a hands-on job
Theory isn’t for everyone. If you get a kick out of making things and helping people, an apprenticeship or traineeship could be just right for you. Put your skills to work!
- Master your craft
Through an apprenticeship or traineeship you’ll be highly skilled and trained, ready to master your job.
To explore where an apprenticeship or traineeship can take you, visit www.skills.sa.gov.au and follow Skilled Careers on Facebook and Instagram [links] to hear heaps of great stories.
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