Metal and engineering tradespeople are in high demand – local employers are seeking people who are interested in this career pathway.  By completing an apprenticeship or traineeship in this industry you will learn how to design, manufacture, assemble, maintain and service mechanical equipment, machinery and fluid power systems.  This industry allows for specialisation into fabrication engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering streams. Apprenticeships in industry are generally four years in duration, while traineeships range between one and 3 years.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Qualifications:

  • Boilermaking Apprenticeship
  • Fitting and Turning Apprenticeship
  • Maintenance – Diesel fitting Apprenticeship
  • Engineering Technician Traineeship
  • Electrical Fitter Apprenticeship
  • Light Fabrication – Sheetmetal Apprenticeship
  • Machining Apprenticeship
  • Engineering Production Traineeship

Employers are looking for the following skills in entry level candidates:

  • Problem solving / analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivation
  • Good attitude
  • Normal colour vision
  • Manual dexterity

Hear what it’s like to complete an engineering apprenticeship from our Golden West apprentices:

Learn more about the different apprenticeships and traineeships by industry

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