There’s more to apprenticeships - Bet you can’t name all 500!

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What jobs do you think of when you hear the word ‘apprenticeship’? If you thought of traditional trades like plumber, electrician, hairdresser, carpenter or mechanic, you’re not alone! Most people think of these first, but there are actually more than 500 apprenticeship careers.

If you’re interested in a career that starts today, lets you earn while you learn, has great job prospects, and can even offer a pathway to owning your own business, take a look at your apprenticeship options. 

Want a hands-on career with a difference…

 Traditional trades used to be more about physical skills and were often the choice of those who didn’t get their HSC. Today, it couldn’t be more different. In a highly digital world, many of these jobs require a combination of hands-on skill and academic study to succeed. Take a mechanic, for example. Working on cars today is just as much about the car’s computer as its engine.

If you are looking for a job where every day is different, and you get to apply your learning and your practical skills, a traditional trade might be the option for you!

…Or are you more of a creative type?

Whether you want to get creative in the arts, health and beauty, hospitality or food and beverage industries, there’s likely an apprenticeship to suit you. An apprenticeship can help you become a beautician, chef, painter or even a craft brewer or wine maker, to name just a few, so you can follow your passion – whatever it may be. 

Is working in an office your thing…

You can study an apprenticeship in business, administration, accounting or finance without the huge HELP debt and start earning before all your mates! An apprenticeship in one of these professional fields can put you ahead of the pack, building the experience and workplace skills that will help you rise up the ranks, while others are still studying.

…Or are you all about helping others?

If you’re a ‘people’ person, who gets a kick out of collaborating with and helping others, there’s an option for you too. An apprenticeship can give you a kickstart in healthcare and community services, hospitality and events or even retail – so you can put your best foot forward.

Follow your passion

Whatever your passion, there’s a good chance that there is an apprenticeship or traineeship that can help you turn it into a prosperous career. Find out more and start exploring your options at