Embarking on a new vocation – in any industry – is undoubtedly a significant challenge. This is true whether you’re a recent school leaver looking to get a foot in the door or an experienced worker that simply wants a change of direction. One of the best ways to kick start any new career is with a traineeship. In this article, we’ll look at why traineeships are so beneficial and how NECA Education & Careers can assist Australians with finding their career pathway.
Starting or changing a career with no experience
Changing careers or tackling a new challenge can be a rewarding and positive experience, but only if you set realistic expectations and goals.
Your first step should be to work out exactly what your ideal industry is, and this part of the process is worth taking very seriously. As the Australian Government’s What’s Next program points out, changing careers or tackling a new challenge can be a rewarding and positive experience, but only if you work out exactly what is best for you and what will be required to succeed.
“Understanding who you are and what you want to do is an important first step in planning your future. You need to have realistic expectations and goals,” explains the What’s Next website.
For example, the type of person who will succeed in and enjoy business administration will have a very particular set of skills and interests that make them perfect for those roles. Once you’ve worked out exactly which industry is ideal for you and your talents, your first step should be to find a relevant traineeship that will help you get a foot in the door and start earning. There are all sorts of different options available, covering everything from business management and beauty to information technology.
To find out what might suit you, check out www.aapathways.com.au.
What is a traineeship, and what are the benefits?
To put things simply, a traineeship is an opportunity to learn while you earn. Typically the process lasts for one to two years, providing trainees with a nationally accredited qualification and invaluable on-the-job experience. It’s the perfect way to get started in a new industry as you are able to pick up new skills from coworkers who know the ins and outs of a particular business. At the end of the process, trainees receive a minimum of a Certificate II in their chosen field.
Trainees get a qualification and paid experience in the sector they actually want to work in.
The beauty of the process is that after completion, trainees have a qualification and paid experience in the sector they actually want to work in, which immediately puts them in pole position for any vacancies.
Finding a traineeship in Australia with NECA Education & Careers
Now you’re probably asking yourself how the traineeship process works and what you need to do to secure a place. That’s where the team here at NECA Education & Careers can help. We offer traineeships in a wide range of different vocational areas, and to make things simple, trainees are employed directly by us, rather than the business they work for. This means that alongside your on-the-job experience, you’ll also complete training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to supplement the skills you learn in the workplace.
When completing a traineeship through NECA Education & Careers, you’ll also receive other benefits, such as a dedicated Industry Careers Consultant, who will be able to provide you with advice, support and any additional information you need. Click here to see how others have made the best of their opportunities.