How do I start an apprenticeship?

Once you have selected the type of apprenticeship or traineeship you would like it’s time to take the three-step RAP!
  • Resume - Regardless of which apprenticeship or traineeship you are looking for, you’ll need to have a resume to present to potential employers.  Tell them why they should choose you to work in their business! Need help making a professional-looking resume? Go to our partner, Skillsroad, for tips on building a resume, including a free and simple resume-building tool you can do right online and print straight away!
  • Application – Once you are armed with your professional resume it’s time to show some initiative by approaching potential employers.  Call local businesses to ask if they have any vacancies. Look on the Skillsroad Jobs Board for current positions. Use your networks of family and friends and let them know what you are looking for – if you don’t ask you don’t get!
  • Perseverance – Be prepared to follow up on your leads. Remember: Failure breeds success, so don’t give up. This means calling back employers who promise to get back to you, but haven’t, and remind them you are keen to start work. Most people will admire your tenacity and may be impressed enough to give you a go. Once you’ve found a job Apprenticeship Support Australia will visit you and your new employer at your workplace to complete the sign up. We will also help to find an appropriate training provider to deliver the training.

View our Who’s Involved factsheet for your State or Territory below:
New South Wales Victoria
Western Australia  

For more information on how to get started call Apprenticeship Support Australia on 1300 363 831.