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7. APPRENTICESHIPS

Many people don't understand enough about apprenticeships to even properly consider whether they would be suited to one.

If you are interested in finding out more about apprenticeships, you should try to locate the answers to these questions:

PART ONE

General Apprenticeship Information

  1. What exactly is an apprenticeship?
  2. How old should you be to begin an apprenticeship? Can you start one if you are 24?
  3. List 12 apprenticeships suitable for females?
  4. What is a pre-apprenticeship course? Does completion of such a course make any difference to your employment prospects, or to the length of your apprenticeship?
  5. What are the differences between an indentured and a trainee apprenticeship?
  6. Which government department looks after apprenticeships?
  7. How long do most apprenticeships take to learn?
  8. Where do you do your training?
  9. What "official forms" are required to be completed and sent in to the government?
  10. Does the employer have to provide you with time off (with pay) to attend TAFE?
  11. Is an apprentice allowed to take part in any industrial disputes (strikes)?
  12. What is the difference between Block Release and Day Release?
  13. What financial assistance is available to help apprentices and employers in certain situations?
  14. What conditions must be met before an apprenticeship agreement can be cancelled?
  15. What is the name given to the qualification you receive at the end of your training?

PART TWO

Different Apprenticeships

  1. What is a more accurate description of a boilermaker's job?
  2. What type of interests and personal requirements should a bricklayer have?
  3. What does a cabinet maker do?
  4. How long is a carpentry apprenticeship?
  5. What are prospective places of employment for chefs?
  6. What does a dental technician do?
  7. What are the four general groups within the electrical trades?
  8. What is the difference between a fitter and a machinist?
  9. Who could a person wanting a gardening apprenticeship expect employment from?
  10. What personal requirements are needed from a greenkeeper?
  11. What does a hairdresser do?
  12. What are the prospects for employment as a hairdresser?
  13. What are the employment prospects like for motor mechanics?
  14. What is the difference between a motor mechanic, a plant mechanic and an optical mechanic?
  15. What are the personal requirements for panel beating?
  16. What does a suburban plumber usually do?
  17. What is the difference between a plumber and a drainer?
  18. What particular skills would you need to be a signwriter?
  19. Where could you obtain further information about upholstering as a career?
  20. Can you name at least 10 more apprenticeships? Are you keen on any of these?

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