What is a traineeship

A traineeship is a structured program that blends work experience with formal training. It’s a pathway designed to equip individuals, often referred to as trainees, with the skills and knowledge required for a particular job or industry.

Traineeships cater to various industries, from hospitality and healthcare to trades, business, and information technology.

A pathway to practical learning and professional growth

Traineeships offer an exciting opportunity for individuals to gain practical skills, hands-on experience, and industry-specific knowledge while earning a wage. These programs provide a structured approach to learning that combines on-the-job training with formal education, preparing individuals for a successful career in their chosen field.

How does a traineeship work?

Traineeships typically involve:

On-the-job training

Trainees work within a company or organisation, receiving hands-on training under the guidance of experienced professionals. This practical experience allows them to apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting.

Structured learning

Trainees also undertake formal education through a Registered Training Organization (RTO) or a vocational institution. This education complements the practical experience, covering essential theoretical concepts relevant to their chosen field.

A paid position

Trainees are employed during the traineeship and receive a wage or stipend. This aspect distinguishes traineeships from other forms of learning and provides financial support while gaining valuable skills.

Supervision and assessment

Traineeships involve supervision and assessment by both the employer and the training provider. Trainees’ progress is monitored, and assessments ensure they meet the required competency standards.

Why become a trainee

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