Traineeships are wonderful opportunities that allow you to get your career underway while you’re still getting a qualification. Start learning more about your field of choice before you’re even done with study. No need to wait until you’re fully qualified, learn on the job and earn while you learn!
What is A Traineeship?
A traineeship is when an employer creates a job for the purpose of training up new staff. This allows students to start working while they are still studying their chosen qualification. For the employer, they get to train someone up the way they want to and may employ the student permanently on completion of the traineeship.
Traineeships generally lasts for between 1 – 2 years and can be done if you’re studying anywhere between Certificate II to diploma level. Many people ask what the difference is between a traineeship and an apprenticeship, as they are often more familiar with the term ‘apprenticeship’. By contrast, apprenticeships are for a longer duration of usually 3 – 4 years. There are some other differences as well, but that’s the main one. Whether it will be a traineeship or an apprenticeship usually depends on what’s standard in the industry you’re in.
What Are the Benefits of Traineeships?
There are plenty of benefits to completing a traineeship while you study. It might be harder because you have to both work and study at the same time, but these benefits make it worthwhile.
- You will attain practical experience in the industry you’re studying
- You will gain a nationally recognised qualification while in employment
- You may be able to get paid to work while you’re getting an education
- You will gain skills that employers are seeking
- Get your career kick-started with relevant industry experience
- It’s a great thing to add to your CV for employment opportunities
- Increase your skills quickly through studying at the same time as working
- You may be able to access financial support from the government to help with the costs that come from training
How to Find Traineeships
When you study at the College of Health and Fitness, we will help you to find a traineeship relevant to your education. We make it easy by helping you prepare to approach an employer about offering a traineeship. As employers receive incentives from the government for taking on trainees, it’s usually not too hard to find a company to take you on.
You will be given the option of doing a traineeship either part-time or full time. When you decide to do it part-time, you may be working for around 15 hours a week as you need to be there often enough to learn the skills you need to. Full-time trainees will work and train between 36 – 38 hours a week, generally. This is a much bigger time commitment. Which one you go for will depend mostly on your lifestyle and other commitments. For example, if you have kids to look after or another existing job that you will continue.
What If I’m Still at School?
We do help those who are still at school but seeking a traineeship. We’ll help you prepare for finding one. With us alongside you every step of the way, seeking out a traineeship doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect.
What Are the Entry Requirements?
There is no set educational requirement to undertake a traineeship. The only requirement is that you are aged between 15 and 64.
How Much Does It Cost to Do A Traineeship?
Luckily, it won’t cost you to become a trainee. Your employer will pay any costs related to your training. You will get paid for the work you do as a trainee, so rather than spending money, you will be receiving it. The rate of pay is dependent on the employer, so you will find that out when you have arranged a traineeship.
Study at the College of Health and Fitness and Get A Traineeship
If you’re a student at the College of Health and Fitness, you can find a traineeship in fitness, health, or business. Generally, these last 1 – 3 years and when you’ve finished studying, you will walk away with a nationally recognised qualification.
The great thing about doing this through us is that you will have the complete support of our experienced training instructors. They are there to guide you through the process of getting a traineeship. You can contact them in-person, over email, or on the phone to ask for their advice about your studies and training.
Sign up to study at the College of Health and Fitness today and a brand new career awaits you. You will be able to learn useful skills and apply them in the workplace right away while you’re training. Contact us today to get a head start on your career – no more waiting until you’ve finished studying!