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What is a traineeship and what are the benefits of completing one?

What is a traineeship and what are the benefits of completing one?

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Throughout your high schooling life, you’re told that you need to earn good grades, go to uni and then find a job with your degree. What they don’t tell you is that most people don’t follow such a linear path.

 I enjoyed school and, like most, I applied for uni to study something I was passionate about – Science! However, unlike some, I decided to defer my degree and take on a traineeship instead. This was one of the best decisions I had made in my life.

I wanted to gain some work experience and earn some extra cash after finishing high school. So, I applied for the Laboratory Techniques traineeship where I worked in a lab while undertaking complementing theory. After the traineeship, I went to uni, just like everyone else, and learned many things that made me grateful I had completed my traineeship!

 

My biggest takeaway from undertaking a traineeship

Because you’ll be working onsite, you’ll experience real-life work environments that cannot be replicated in school or university. Some of the skills I learnt were:

  • How to build and maintain work relationships

  • How to work with others in your team and how to work with other teams

  • How to apply the theory you’ve learnt in a real-life setting

  • How to hold myself accountable for work-related projects and tasks

  • How to prioritise my time and not rely on deadlines

 

Here are the benefits of a traineeship:

Hands-on work experience and transferrable skills

I was able to apply theory in a real-life setting. This experience gave me something to refer to when we were learning related subjects.

Work experience gave me a head start when I was looking for a job after uni. Although I did not end up in the same field as my work experience, my employer hired me because I had transferrable skills.

Learn life’s lessons before your peers

My traineeship was paid. I started to learn what it felt like to earn a decent income and be responsible for my own finances.

I learnt what it was like to go to work in the real world. School and universities are very structured. You know when you need to be at school, when you leave, when assignments are due, you have a criterion to meet for each assignment, and you have a schedule for what you will learn in the subject. Going to work is different. You need to know how to hold yourself accountable. Even if you have a dedicated mentor or coach, no one is going to hold your hand 24/7.

Networking opportunities

I met people and grew my professional network. It was nice to learn from people who had been in the industry for a while and talk about their experiences. I gained insight into the industry – things that you can’t easily find on the internet.

There are heaps of benefits to networking. But to keep it short, having a robust network can have profound effects on your career – especially when you’re just starting.

Gain a widely recognised qualification

Traineeships are recognised all over Australia. In under a year, I gained a qualification that taught me hands-on experience in a working environment, transferrable skills, such as time management and communication, and gave a professional network. This made me much more attractive as a prospective candidate!

 

Fuse Recruitment's Traineeship

At Fuse, we offer a Traineeship in Business Administration for Employment Services. After completing a traineeship, you will obtain a Certificate III in Business Administration and learn a range of skills that will open career options for your future. You’ll get your hands dirty and have a supportive team by your side to guide you.

Benefits of undertaking our traineeship

  • Get paid for your time

  • Your employer pays for your course

  • Work with a supportive team

  • Grow within the company

  • Pick up versatile skills that allow you to pivot into other career paths

  • Obtain a nationally recognised certification

  • Get your hands on a wide range of technology

  • Flexible working arrangements on offer

  • And so much more!

What will you learn from our traineeship?

All of the topics covered will give you transferrable skills that you can take forward into your future. These skills, such as being computer literate, developing excellent communication, and managing stakeholders, are highly sought after by hiring managers and look great on your resume.

Topics from the traineeship include:

  • Designing and producing spreadsheets

  • Developing and implementing business development strategies to explant client bases

  • Managing the recruitment process for client organisations

  • Delivering and monitoring service to customers

What career paths could you take?

This traineeship will give you the experience to move into the following roles within our company:

  • Recruitment Consultant

  • Account Manager

  • Recruitment Resourcer

You can also move into other sales-focused roles or administrative roles in any industry.

Give yourself a head start by opening your career opportunities and building your skill set in a supportive environment.

If you're located in Brisbane and would like to apply to our traineeship program, click here. Otherwise, fill in the form below to learn more​ about a traineeship with Fuse, and we’ll be in contact shortly.

About the Author

Melissa Kennedy
Branch Manager QLD

​Melissa is the Brisbane Branch Manager of Fuse Recruitment. Originally, she joined Fuse as a Training, Process and Performance Leader in 2013 before progressing through multiple roles including Senior Technical Consultant and Manufacturing Team Leader.

Melissa has over 16 years’ experience in recruitment in the Brisbane region, creating a strong reputation for excellent service and building consultative relationships with national contacts. Her focus continues to be technical recruitment across multiple sectors of the manufacturing industry. Prior to Recruitment, she gained her Bachelor of Biotechnology and worked in the scientific industry.

If you'd like to work with Mel, you can call her on 07 3343 6777 today!