what is a traineeship?

Hold up - there's a difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship? Can they both bring value to my career? Strap in, because your traineeship could be the very thing that STARTS your career.

A traineeship is a training agreement between a trainee and their employer: the employer agrees to train the trainee in a specific industry, and the trainee agrees to work and learn.

Traineeships are available for people of all ages. They usually last between one to two years (but can last longer), depending on the vocation and certificate level undertaken.

A traineeship can be a great way to combine training and employment to gain a nationally recognised qualification while earning a wage working on the job.

What’s the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?

The main difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that a traineeship can happen in a broader range of occupations and is run either part-time or full-time, where you are employed and trained for typically between one to two years. An apprenticeship covers skilled trades and takes around four years to complete.

Learn more about Apprenticeships here

Which traineeship will suit me?

It’s very important to choose a career pathway that matches your abilities, interests and ambitions. When you work in a job that matches your “natural style” youll be happier, more productive and more motivated to build an ongoing and rewarding career pathway.

How can you find out which traineeship may be suitable for you?

You’ve come to the right place! Skillsroad has a range of online tools to help you plan your career:

  1. Take the Career Quiz – go back to square one and discover your personality style. The Career Quiz will help you uncover your strengths and talents so you can make the right choices.
  2. Take the Job Fit Test – the Skillsroad Job Fit Test assesses your competencies and knowledge across two of the key areas required for career success: your ‘Work Readiness’ (knowledge of how to act and operate in a workplace) and your ‘Job Fitness’ for the selected jobs that tickle your interest.
  3. Search Careers – research over 350 career profiles and match this against your Career Quiz results to see what interests you.
  4. Update your resume – Revisit your resumé and look at areas you can improve on. Check out our resumés and cover letter page for guidance.
  5. Jobs board – once you’ve completed the above steps, have a look at our Jobs board and apply for jobs. There are plenty of local apprenticeships and traineeship jobs available too.
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