Need an extra pair of hands?

Or are you a student wanting to give your career a head start?

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship might be just what you’re looking for!

Across all industries, from small businesses to large companies, school-based apprentices and trainees are adding value to workplaces all over Australia AND helping students kick start their career.

What is a school-based apprentice or trainee?

School-based apprentices and trainees are secondary school students 15 years and over who wish to gain valuable workplace experience and a nationally accredited qualification while they complete their schooling.

Benefits for employers

  • Cost-efficiency

    School-based apprentices and trainees work part-time while they are still at school, which means less money spent on wages and more to invest in your business.

  • Financial incentives

    The Australian Government offers financial support to eligible employers that hire school-based apprentices and trainees. Your local MEGT consultant can help you determine if you are eligible.

  • Get the latest know-how

    As apprentices and trainees undertake formal Certificate-level training, they receive the most up-to-date skills and knowledge relevant to your industry and bring this back into your workplace.

  • Fill skills gaps

    Get an edge over the competition by adapting your new apprentice or trainee’s development in areas where extra skills are required to meet your business needs.

Benefits for students

  • Kickstart your career

    As a school-based apprentice or trainee, by the time you finish school, you will not only have your secondary school certificate but you will have gained valuable on-the-job (paid!) work experience and be well on your way to completing a nationally accredited qualification.

  • Get on the right path sooner

    If you finish your apprenticeship or traineeship by the time you leave school and you choose to move onto further higher education, you may be able to reduce the time it takes.

    If you haven’t finished your apprenticeship or traineeship, you can remain working for your employer, or a new employer, gaining real life work experience until you’ve completed.

  • Make an impression

    A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is not only a valuable timesaver but also looks great on your resume when applying for future jobs!

Ready to benefit from a school-based apprentice or trainee?

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MEGT – Your local apprenticeship experts.

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