Considering an apprenticeship? Here’s how it all works!

If you are considering an apprenticeship, you probably already know that you are choosing a path that lets you earn while you learn, has great job prospects, and can lead to a rewarding career or even your own business.

One of the other great things about an apprenticeship is that you don’t need to go it alone. VERTO is an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider, meaning we can help you every step of the way. So, here’s a quick heads up on how it all works.

How do I find the right apprenticeship?

There are more than 500 apprenticeship and traineeship careers in Australia, ranging from traditional trades, like plumbing or carpentry, to creative pursuits, professional roles, and even some left-field possibilities, like craft beer brewing, crop dusting or even koala catching! With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start.

To find a career you love, it’s best to look for an apprenticeship that matches your skills and interests. VERTO’s CareerGate is a great place to start. This free, online tool helps you find the apprenticeship or career path you are looking for. It doesn’t take long, and you can even start looking for vacancies in your area straight away.

How do I get started?

Once you know which apprenticeship option is right for you, VERTO’s Apprenticeships Team can help you enrol in the right qualifications, explore any available funding options, and match you with an employer. While your mates at uni might be stuck in the classroom racking up thousands of dollars of debt, you’ll be out in the workforce, earning and learning on the job; all while you gain nationally recognised qualifications in your chosen field.

What happens next?

VERTO will continue to support you throughout your studies. As your AASN, we can help you access a range of services to support you at every stage. We understand that life, study and work aren’t always straight-forward, and we are by your side to provide advice and connect you with the right people and services to help you on your journey.

What happens when I complete my studies?

VERTO will arrange completion of your apprenticeship and make sure you have the right documentation to confirm you are fully qualified in your chosen career. You and your employer will discuss whether you will continue to work with them once your training is over – but either way, you will have a nationally recognised qualification and be ready to go out and start working as a fully qualified professional.

If you are considering an apprenticeship, register now to discuss your options.