Media Release - Pre-employment programs are paving the way to a bright future for Year 12 school leavers

Posted on 15/12/2022

Media Release
For immediate release

Thursday 15 December 2022

“Year 12 graduates hinging their future on specific HSC results should consider apprenticeships and traineeships to gain a headstart in life,” says Apprenticeship Careers Australia National General Manager, Luke Radford.

Mr. Radford explains that “The country is experiencing a national skills shortage in most sectors, there has never been a better time to enter the workforce.Through pre-employment or traineeship and apprenticeship programs, participants gain practical skills, nationally recognised accreditation with real-world experience.”

Apprenticeship Careers Australia not only provide opportunities in traditional trades they have recently commenced facilitating programs in the Healthcare sector, servicing community care, disability support, and aged care, where demand is at an all-time high.

“With the current and forecasted shortfall in healthworkers, training in this area will strengthen an individual’s employability well into the future, it canset them up for life.” Mr. Radford said.

There are also local state-based opportunities to consider, such as the NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeship Program, which is providing Year 12 school leavers from 2021, and 2022 the chance to participate in business, project management, and procurement traineeships.

Mr. Radford adds “These projects are massive infrastructure developments; they provide a unique opportunity to be part of something big. School leavers have more options than ever, it’s an exciting time to be starting your career, with many options to choose from.”

For more information on apprenticeship or traineeship programs, including the NSW Government Infrastructure Traineeship program, or pre-employment courses, contact Apprenticeship Careers Australia or call 1300 765 155.

For all media enquiries or to request interviews with Luke Radford and current apprentices and trainees, please contact Amanda Wood 0409 050 244