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
  • Tue 14 Aug , 2018
  • Batemans Bay, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Electrician 2-4 year

  • Disc Electrical NSW Pty Ltd
  • As an Apprentice Electrician you will be involved in CCTV, Access Control Systems, Intercom Systems, Fibre Optics & general electrical under the supervision of licensed technicians.
    • Solid well established small business servicing an extensive & varied client base.
    • We are a company capable of providing a diversity of skills in house.
    • We are mainly a youthful team of friendly skilled technicians supporting a variety of learning experiences.
  • Trades & ServicesElectricians
  • Mon 13 Aug , 2018
  • Taren Point, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Fri 10 Aug , 2018
  • $20,001 - $30,000
  • Rosebery, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Apprentice Cabinet Maker - Joiner

  • HBGA Pty Ltd
  • 1st Year - 2nd Year - 3rd Year Apprentices Required We are currently looking for motivated Apprentices to join us as we expand our Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing business to encompass Online Ordering. Whether you are currently in an Apprenticeship or looking to start, we offer a rich work environment that focuses on Training. Being a relatively small team with varying business activities enables us to focus on helping you find your individual talent to develop your skills in that area. This philosophy has seen many of our Apprentices ultimately move into various roles including: - Kitchen Design and Sales - Shop Fitting - Opening their own business If you are the sort of person who is genuinely looking to learn while they work then we look forward to hearing from you.
    • Good working atmosphere
    • Focus on training
    • Modern factory with high tech CNC machinery
  • Trades & ServicesCabinetmakers
  • Thu 9 Aug , 2018
  • Mortdale, New South Wales
Featured Job
  • Tue 7 Aug , 2018
  • Riverstone, New South Wales