Trades & Services

Industry Overview

If you’re a hands on sort of person who likes getting stuck into tasks involving the use of tools and machinery to create new things, or you like to work on projects that bring technical concept drawings to life, then a career in the Manufacturing industry could be right up your alley.

Careers in Manufacturing are available in a variety of industries such as: aerospace, furnishing, laboratory operations, metal fitting, engineering and boating, process manufacturing, mineral products, plastics, rubber, recreational vehicles and textiles, clothing and footwear. Structural Steel and Welding Trades workers, and Metal Fitters and Machinists are the trades most in demand in Manufacturing at present. There are thousands of Manufacturing businesses in Australia, employing almost one million people. New developments in sustainable Manufacturing aim to produce goods in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way while at the same time maintaining, if not improving productivity. This makes it a very interesting time to join this sector.

This industry also covers professions such as Garden and Nursery Labourers, Jewellers, Florists, Beauty Therapists, Hairdressers and more! All these types of career paths offer Apprenticeships and Traineeships (together with school-based options), VET and university pathways.

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Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry include Apprenticeships and Traineeships (together with school-based options), VET and university pathways. There are also opportunities to build on your initial qualifications and work experience to gain advanced qualifications for supervisory or management roles. 



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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Electrician Apprentice

  • Calan Electrical Pty Ltd
  • Calan Electrical is looking to hire Electrical apprentices. The apprentice will work on commercial style projects and work closely with skilled tradesman. The apprentice will get the opportunity to broaden there knowledge and skills with electrical work and be a qualified electrical tradesman at the end of the apprenticeship.
    • Career path
    • Learn a specialised skill
    • Opportunity to grow within the business
  • Trades & ServicesElectricians
  • Wed 11 Dec , 2019
  • Artarmon, New South Wales
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  • Tue 10 Dec , 2019
  • Wetherill Park, New South Wales
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  • Fri 6 Dec , 2019
  • Moorabbin, Victoria
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  • 1st Year Electrical Apprentice

  • O'Brien Electrical Castle hIll
  • Make your mark on Australia's leading electrical services company! Enjoy job security with the successful and growing O'Brien Group Join an award-winning and expanding company 1st apprentice opportunities available
    • Enjoy job security with the successful and growing O'Brien Group
    • Join an award-winning and expanding company
    • 1st year apprentice opportunities available
  • Trades & ServicesElectricians
  • Fri 6 Dec , 2019
  • Castle Hill, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Tue 3 Dec , 2019
  • South Albury, New South Wales