Industry in focus: Newcastle Master Builders Apprenticeships Scheme

On the job: Tyler Johnson is a fourth year carpentry apprentice with Newcastle Master Builders Apprenticeship Scheme.

On the job: Tyler Johnson is a fourth year carpentry apprentice with Newcastle Master Builders Apprenticeship Scheme.

For many young people, the opportunity to learn a trade in a hands on environment is a great way to kick start a career.

Securing a trainee or apprenticeship is often suitable for those who are less inclined to attend university and yet want to secure skills and training in a practical way.

Newcastle Master Builders Apprenticeship Scheme is the Building and Construction Industry Specialist when it comes to supplying apprentices and trainees to residential and commercial businesses and projects in Newcastle, The Hunter and Central Coast areas.

Combining the knowledge, expertise and theory of university (but without the HECS debt) and with all of the hands-on experience and training you'd get from a 9 to 5 job, MBA Group Training apprenticeships offer the most practical step between school and the workforce.

Newcastle MBA Group Apprentices currently employ up to 200 apprentices and trainees in all trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, bricklaying and also certificate II, III and IV in office administration, to name just a few.

Every MBA apprentice will undertake practical employment, working in the field of their choice.

Each apprentice will receive assistance, understanding and support and gain additional and relevant knowledge and skills through accredited TAFE courses.

This is not year 10 work experience. The work - and the money - is real.

The scheme allows for flexibility in working conditions, and job rotation for multi-skilling.

Most of the Group Training apprentices are between 17 and 23 years old.

Most have access to their own transport, with a majority joining the scheme after they have completed their year 12 Higher School Certificate.

If you are a School leaver and have an interest in a career in the building and construction industry, you can apply online by visiting: www.mbagtp.com.au or send your resume to alishah@mbagtp.com.au.

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