Apprentices earn and learn at the same time. They are generally paid low wages at the beginning of their training, however end up earning a decent income by the end of their apprenticeship.
Trade skills are in demand around the world, and apprenticeships are thriving as a result of this demand.
Apprenticeships in Australia & New Zealand
The minimum wage for workers in training in NZ is $10.40 per hour.
For Australian apprentices the minimum wages are scaled as below.
- Year 1 of apprenticeship $9.93
- Year 2 of apprenticeship $11.74
- Year 3 of apprenticeship $14.45
- Year 4 of apprenticeship $17.16.
Apprenticeships in the UK
The UK has a strong apprentice focus with more than 150 apprenticeships available in a variety of different sectors including nuclear engineering, seafishing, scaffolding, carpentry, ceramics, manufacturing and many more.
The minimum wage for apprentices in the United Kingdom is £2.60 per hour. Many employers pay more than this and consequently there is an average salary of approx £170 per week.
National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
With today’s high demand for skilled tradespersons, an apprenticeship position may be a viable option for you to consider whether you are stepping into the work force for the first time or looking for a new and different change in career paths.
Apprentices wanted now!
Here at Jobhunters we are looking for apprentices to advertise themselves on our site for free. If you are looking for an apprenticeship we have now added “Apprenticeship” as a job type, select this on the registration page as per the example below.
We recommend you use it in the title as well, so employers will pick up on it.
To register on our sites the NZ, Australian and UK currently offer this option. Click on the relevant country for your own situation below.
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