Whether you have just graduated from year 12, struggling to find a job, or you’re a high school student wanting to kick start your career. Finding a job can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the experience. As a result, people study, take part in work ready programs such as traineeships and apprenticeships. As well as volunteer or start from the bottom and work their way up. Additionally, a traineeship is an ideal way to kick start your career and enter the workforce. Trainee jobs will help you to get your foot in the door through a combination of on the job experience with a host employer and formal training with an RTO. Furthermore, completing a traineeship could lead to a long term job with your host employer. Here is some information, tips and tricks to guide you through the benefits of trainee jobs and how to get one.

What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a training agreement between a host employer and a RTO (registered training organisation). Alternatively, it’s a combination of on the job experience with a host employer and formal training with an RTO. As a trainee you will study a nominated qualification and generally be required to work full-time for 12 months. However this can differ depending on the company and RTO. Ultimately, getting paid to work and learn with a qualification at the end of it. Furthermore, there is also the option to complete a traineeship through a school based agreement. As a school based trainee you would attend school part time whilst taking part in on the job training with your employer and off job learning with a training provider. Lastly, trainee jobs can be full-time, part-time or school based.

Qualifications you can get through a Traineeship

There is a wide range of nationally recognised qualifications that are available through a traineeship arrangement. These qualifications can range from a certificate II to an advanced diploma. The following courses are commonly completed through trainee jobs; Certificate 3 in Business and Admin, Certificate 3 in Hospitality and a Certificate 3 in Cleaning Operations. Furthermore, HITsa Training and Employment can offer these courses under a traineeship arrangement. For more information on what courses you can complete through a traineeship agreement visit Skills SA.

Land your first Trainee Job

Trainee positions are often entry level jobs due to the on and off job learning requirements. Therefore employers will be more open to employing someone who may not have as much experience as they are willing to teach a trainee. Often trainees will be younger people or students that have just graduated from high school, although this is not always the case. Employers will look to hire someone who is committed to working and completing the nominated qualification. As well as someone who is determined to work, complete training as needed and is keen to learn new things. Here is some tips and tricks on the first steps to landing your first traineeship.

Writing a Resume 

Finding a job can be hard, that’s why you need to ensure you take all the right steps as a job seeker. First step in looking for work is writing a great resume and cover letter. A resume is your very first point of contact with your potential employer. You want to ensure your resume is professional, neat and represents you well. When writing a cover letter make sure your objective and desire for the role is clear, but keep it relevant and concise. When listing things such as; skills, qualities and experiences in your resume, ensure you list your most important ones first. Also avoid using excessive details and try to keep it relevant to the job that your’e applying for. A great tip for writing a resume is to use templates. This will help you format your resume and make it easier to read.

Applying for a Job

Applying for a job can be as simple as filling out some questions and pressing apply. But, it’s not as simple as it seems if you’re wanting to be successful in your application. Make sure you read the job description carefully and know what you are applying for. It’s also important that you tailor your application to the job that you’re applying for. As well as filling out every field in the application and double checking for any spelling or grammar mistakes. Furthermore, some business’s will be more impressed by people who are willing to personally hand in a resume.

Attending an Interview

Attending an interview can be both nerve racking and exciting. Given this you need to ensure you are confident and well prepared. Trainee jobs may be entry level jobs, but you still need to be able to ace your interview and show that you are ready to work. When going to an interview make sure you are on time, or even a few minutes early. Prior to the interview practice questions that you may be asked and do some research about the company. Lastly, dress in your best interview clothes and look sharp.

Kick start your career through a Traineeship

Completing a traineeship can be a great way to obtain a qualification and also get a feel for that field of work. Trainee Jobs are a great option for school leavers who are new to the workforce and wanting to kick start their career whilst also studying. Additionally, traineeships can often be entry level jobs and easy to land if you take the right steps in doing so. Ultimately, for an employer to notice you, you need to be able to impress them with your resume. A well written resume and cover letter will be advantageous when applying for trainee jobs. As well as presenting yourself well in an interview and portraying yourself as confident and committed to working.

Lastly, HITsa Training and Employment offer the Certificate 3 in Business and Admin, Certificate 3 in Hospitality and a Certificate 3 in Cleaning Operations. Which can be completed under a traineeship arrangement. Call HITsa on 08 8375 2800 to explore your traineeship options and for more information on how to kick start your career.