5 myths about apprenticeships, that aren’t true!

Myth #1 – I’ll spend all day making people coffee/tea or doing other peoples dirty work. FALSE: Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll have a lot to learn and companies who offer apprenticeships have strict guidelines to adhere to, so you won’t spend your day making coffee/tea or doing other peoples ‘dirty work’. Most requests will just […]

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It’s time to change your beliefs about apprenticeships!

It is a common misconception that apprenticeships are seen as a ‘lesser’ education pathway than a university degree. However, apprenticeships are for anyone who wants to earn a salary and work towards a nationally recognised qualification while gaining valuable on the job training in their chosen field. Less of an emphasis has been placed on […]

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Grace loves her boilermaking apprenticeship

Grace Christoffel is only 18 years of age, and has found her dream career as a boilermaking apprentice. Grace, who is soon to progress to the third stage of her apprenticeship started her career as a school-based apprentice with Golden West Apprenticeships and host employer, Thomas Manufacturing in Dalby.  Grace loves the day to day […]

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Dylan benefits from AgFood Connect Partnership

Toowoomba Ag Food Connect participant, Dylan Smith, has benefited from the AgFood Connect Program with a traineeship in Warehousing resulting from the combined efforts of DGT Employment & Training, Golden West Apprenticeships and PB Agrifood. Dylan registered for the AgFood Connect program in November 2020, he quickly exhibited the work ready attributes required and was […]

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How to nail your Video Interview!

What are Video Interviews? Video job interviews are an increasingly common part of the hiring process. Video interviews provide a way for employers to assess job candidates on their qualifications, soft skills, and more during the hiring process. What are the benefits of Video Interviews for You? Video interviews offer many benefits to jobseekers! They […]

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Construction apprentices in high demand

Local apprenticeship company, Golden West Apprenticeships have reported an increase in the demand for apprentices within the construction industry across the Darling Downs.  Over 30 new entry-level apprentices have commenced their careers in the building and construction sector with Golden West Apprenticeships in the past few weeks.  The Toowoomba region is currently seeing a boom […]

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Five Reasons why you should choose an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are available in a range of industries and occupations, and are an excellent way to start your career in a company or a sector you want to work in. Here’s Five Reasons why you should choose an Apprenticeship 1. Earn While You Learn One of the most exciting aspects of an apprenticeship is how you get […]

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Are you Resume Ready?

Having a well written and presentable resume is a crucial part of the employment process. Employers will often short list applicants based on their resumes alone so therefore it is important to make your resume stand out. Resumes should not be longer than two pages so keep your resume concise and only include details that […]

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How to write a winning cover letter

A cover letter is similar to a brief introduction and should be submitted when applying for a job along with your resume.  It’s important that you take the time and effort to write a cover letter for each position you are applying for – it shows that you are genuinely interested in the job.  When […]

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2021 Apprenticeship Intake

Recruiting for local apprentices across Southern and Western Queensland is set to kick off this month, with a number of apprenticeship opportunities up for grabs. Golden West Apprenticeships will soon start recruitment for the next intake of locals for its 2021 Apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships are on offer for Carpentry, Engineering, Electrical, Business Administration, Hospitality, Health […]

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