Job Seeker - What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a training contract between an employer and an employee in which the apprentice learns the skills needed for a particular occupation or trade.

An apprenticeship or traineeship can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis and can be used as a valuable stepping stone to start a career in an industry you want to work in.

As an apprentice you can:

  • learn valuable, nationally recognised job skills
  • get paid while learning
  • combine formal training from a training college with workplace-based training

Apprenticeships Available with HGT

Chef Apprenticeship - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Cooks and chefs prepare and present food. They work in a variety of places including hotels, restaurants, cafés, hospitals and catering businesses. As an apprentice chef, you will probably be required to do shift work or “split shifts”, weekends and public holidays. Apprenticeships generally last three years and employment prospects are excellent within Australia and overseas.

School Based Apprenticeships

Chef - Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

If you are in years 11 or 12 you can start an apprenticeship while still at school. You can develop skills and get paid while getting ready for a career, as well as working towards secondary graduation and an industry recognised qualification. Both the off the job and on the job training parts of school based apprenticeship are be completed during school hours. Students attend the workplace one day a week, Training College one day a week and 3 days at school.


Learn and Earn

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a great way of building up knowledge and skills, gaining nationally recognised qualifications and you will earn while you learn. Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you’re paid while you learn and you will start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship.

To lodge an online application for an Apprenticeship or a School Based Apprenticeship please click here

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