Business Traineeship Spotlight

With over 2.5 million businesses currently operating in Australia, there are always ample opportunities for a career in this growing industry. If you’d like a career that can take you nearly anywhere and offers lots of opportunity for advancement, you might like to consider working in business. And one of the best ways to get started is by completing a business traineeship.

 

What is a career in business?

 

Business is a huge industry that encompasses a wide variety of different jobs and roles. You might find yourself organising teams and hiring workers, doing up budgets and financial statements, answering phones and emails, selling products and services, and so much more. Common roles include administration, sales, finance, and management. With enough experience and a great idea, you might even like to start your own business one day.

 

What skills do I need for a career in business?

 

You’ll be working a lot with other people, so great communication skills are a must. Being organised and having strong time management skills are highly valued. A lot of your work will probably be done on computers, so having tech skills is generally also desired.

 

Why should I consider a business traineeship?

 

A business traineeship is a great way to get your foot in the door with a company and start building valuable skills. There are often lots of opportunities to continue working after your traineeship is complete, and even advance your career down the track.

Traineeships are a great way to gain both practical on-the-job skills and theoretical knowledge at the same time. They combine VET study alongside paid work experience in a real business, so you get the best of both worlds.

A business traineeship will see you doing real work for an employer while completing study with a TAFE or RTO. A business traineeship usually takes around 1-2 years to complete, depending on whether you work and study full- or part-time.

There are tons of benefits to a traineeship, rather than just work or study alone, including:

  • Getting paid while you learn – unlike uni, you can work and study without having to take on an insane work load.
  • The opportunity to get hands-on experience, not just endless reading.
  • The potential to connect with an employer and continue working with them after your traineeship is finished.
  • Your qualification will be nationally recognised, meaning you can go anywhere with it.

 

Where can I find traineeship opportunities?

 

Just like searching for a job, there are lots of places you can go to find a traineeship. You can start your search on sites like SEEK and Indeed. Take a look on social media like Facebook or LinkedIn to see if any local businesses are hiring. Sign up with an Apprenticeship Network Provider or Group Training Organisation, or even go old fashioned and take a look in the local paper or give local businesses a call.

Here are some examples of the kinds of opportunities available:

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