Apprentices & Trainees

Aiming to start a new career?

We can help you!

We provide entry-level opportunities into the construction, rail and infrastructure industries, and develop a pathway to ongoing success through training opportunities to develop your skills.

We connect you with the right employer and coordinate all aspects to the apprenticeship or traineeship. You get a dedicated training & employment coordinator who will mentor you and support you throughout the full training program.

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Programs that work for you

MobReady Apprenticeship &Traineeship Program

QUALIFICATION DEVELOPMENT

It all starts with your employer who recruits you then contacts an Apprenticeship Network Provider to arrange your Training Contract, which outlines the conditions of your training in the workplace. Your employer will provide a safe workplace where quality training, practical instruction and learning can occur.

Your legal employer may also be a Group Training Organisation (GTO), like MobReady. GTOs recruit you, pay your wages and place you with a host employer who conducts your workplace training.

If you’re a school-based apprentice or trainee, your school will be a partner in your apprenticeship or traineeship as it forms part of your HSC. They’ll ensure your school timetable includes the time you need to attend work and your RTO.

By signing your National Training Contract you agree to receive workplace training, learn the skills of your vocation, engage in formal training with your Registered Training Organisation (RTO), like TAFE, complete tests and assessments and obtain your nationally recognised qualification.

Your workplace supervisor or employer will support you throughout the program. They will teach you how to do your job, how to practice the skills you’re learning, ensure your safety, organise and record your workplace training, provide feedback, and supply assessment evidence to your Registered Training Organisation.

Are you looking for an apprenticeship, a school based apprenticeship or a traineeship?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Frequently Asked Questions

ANPs provide you with information, advice and support throughout your apprenticeship or traineeship. They prepare your National Training Contract, explain your rights and responsibilities and check that your training is progressing satisfactorily.

They will advise you of any incentives or subsidies you’re entitled to and they can put you in contact with support services if you need them. For more information go to: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

RTOs deliver your formal training so you can gain a nationally recognised qualification. They develop your Training Plan with you and your workplace supervisor, monitor your progress and assess your competence.

Support services include advice on industrial matters such as wages, conditions and safety, mentoring services to help you stay focused on your training and personal counselling services for financial problems, depression and anxiety. Ask your ANP or Training Services NSW about these services, or visit www.training.nsw.gov.au

You must make every effort to follow your employer’s instructions (within the law) follow workplace policies, maintain your driver’s licence (where necessary) and contribute to a safe and supportive workplace.

You also need to undertake the training outlined in your Training Plan. This includes studying for your qualification, receiving workplace training and attending formal training delivered by your RTO. Over time, you’ll need to show that you can do your job competently without supervision.

To become a successful apprentice or trainee you should:

  • arrive at work alert with your required tools
  • abide by your company’s dress code
  • communicate professionally with your co-workers
  • follow instructions and ask questions so you can grow your skills
  • show enthusiasm and actively participate
  • practice active listening
  • discuss and resolve concerns
  • take responsibility

Your workplace supervisor is key to your success. They’ll show you how to use your equipment and offer you practical hands-on experience in all the tasks detailed in your Training Plan.

They’ll also help you build your general skills, such as problem solving, communicating effectively, teamwork, time management, and productivity.

Your workplace supervisor should ensure you clearly understand what’s expected of you, that you’re provided a safe environment to work in so you can minimise risk and that you understand codes of conduct.

Once your apprenticeship or traineeship is underway, they’ll supervise your day-to-day work, check on your progress, ensure your Training Plan is being followed, and that you’re getting enough opportunities to practice your new skills at work.

They’ll also regularly meet with your RTO to provide assessment evidence, stay up- to-date with your formal training, sign off competencies and schedule any additional training you need at work.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re finding training too hard or work’s getting to you, it’s important to reach out. It could be a technical aspect of your job, workplace relationships, succeeding at formal training or any other employment-related issue.

You can talk to your:

  • workplace supervisor
  • employer
  • work’s Human Resources department, if they have one
  • work’s Employee Assistance Program, if they have one
  • RTO trainer
  • co-workers
  • parents or guardian
  • friends.

A Training Services NSW officer can also assist you. Please ring 13 28 11 to be directed to your nearest regional office.

The first thing you should do is discuss the issue with your workplace supervisor. The Training Services NSW officers can provide information about your options, suggest how to approach your supervisor or we can attend a meeting with them to talk about your situation.

Talk to your trainer or your RTO’s support staff. Use your training plan as an official document to refer to during your discussion – it tells you what you should be learning, in what timeframe, where, and how. If you are still not convinced, we can help.

If your issue is so serious that you or your employer wants to end your employment, one or both parties can apply for your Training Contract to be cancelled. Cancellation occurs only with the mutual consent of the employer and the apprentice or trainee. If one party doesn’t agree, we can negotiate with both parties and help you reach agreement.