Step Three - Job Hunting

There are many ways to find an apprenticeship or traineeship job. In this section you will find tips and links to help job hunt using a variety of approaches. Don't stick to just one method, try them all!

You will also find information to help you approach employers, with your resume and cover letter, and with the application and interview process.

Australian Apprentice job hunting stories

Australian Apprentice job hunting stories

Before looking at the various job hunting tips below, you can view over 200 short videos of Australian Apprentices highlighting how they found their jobs.

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Finding a Job

How to find an Apprenticeship

How to find an Apprenticeship

When looking for apprenticeship or traineeship positions, or when you are about to apply, you will need to research the employer.

Find out how to research and approach employers - including online and offline methods such as tapping into your networks and door-knocking.

Learn all about Group Training Organisation and how to find an apprenticeship using one. These organisations are experts in hiring and placing apprentices and trainees with employers, across all industries.

Job Hunting Tips
How Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers can help

How Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers can help

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers organise the sign up into the apprenticeship or traineeship (see Step 4), but also have a recruitment side to their business.

Register and set yourself up ‘job alerts’ on their websites to keep up to date with the latest positions.

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Use Job Search Sites to find vacancies

Use Job Search Sites to find vacancies

There are many national, local and industry specialist job search websites where you can look for advertised apprenticeships or traineeships.

Some of these sites are specific to different states, or might only be for one industry.

Some of the Apprentices Employment Networks have listings that cover a range of different employers and industries, specifically for apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.

Job Search Sites

Applying for a Job

Resumes and cover letters

Resumes and cover letters

Having a solid resume and cover letter is a vital part of job hunting. You will need one or both for most roles you apply for.

The Resumes and Cover Letters page has lots of tips and resources to get you on your way.

Resumes and Cover Letters
Job applications and interviews

Job applications and interviews

Applying for a job requires some preparation and attention to detail. Job interviewing also needs some preparation so you make a good impression.

Find some helpful tips and resources on the Applications and Interview page.

The Application and Interview

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Step Four - Sign Up

Step Four - Sign Up

Becoming an Australian Apprentice involves signing a formal training contract with an employer. You must be signed up properly before you start your apprenticeship or traineeship.

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