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For Job Seekers

Apprenticeships and traineeships can transform your life and career prospects. Start your experience with Mas Experience, and learn about the benefits for job seekers today.

The right career for you starts with an apprenticeship or traineeship

The right training for job seekers

Whether you want to get your foot in the door with your first job or re-skill for a career change, Mas Experience is here to help you find the right career for you. 

Apprenticeships and traineeships give you the opportunity to combine work and training while undertaking a nationally recognised course.  You get a nationally-recognised qualification and hands-on experience in real work environments. 

They are also a great start to a rewarding career or can be a pathway to further studies.  Training is available to anyone aged 15 years and over, in more than 500 occupations across a range of different industries.

Download our Apprenticeship & Traineeship Guide or register as a job seeker with Mas today.

Skills for today and into the future

The right job placement will help you develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to open the doors to the lifelong career opportunities you really want.

Job seekers gain access to Mas’ network of thousands of employers across Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. You’ll have hundreds of different occupations at your fingertips in traditional and emerging professions. 

Earn while you learn 

Apprenticeships and traineeships give you the opportunity to combine work and training while undertaking a nationally recognised course. Training is available to anyone aged 15 years and over, in more than 500 occupations across a range of different industries.

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It’s more than a job with Mas Experience 

With Mas the right job is a career, a purpose and a pathway for the future. Mas supports individuals like you to kickstart your career, by partnering with you on the path towards steady employment, confidence, happiness and purpose. 

We help you choose the right career path so you can achieve true potential.  We provide the right job placements, skills training and ongoing career coaching tailored to your situation, needs and goals.

Mas Experience is a personal service for employees (apprentices/trainees) where we match you to the right job and employer. Mas offers mentoring, face-to-face engagement, telephone and online support to guide you through your career journey. 

Our team spend time with you and establish your individual needs utilising a range of tools and resources.  You will then be linked to jobs through a process that determines how your personal attributes impact job satisfaction and your ability to pursue a range of career options. 

How Mas Experience will help  

Before you start an apprenticeship or traineeship, Mas provide you with:

  • Access to tools, resources and advice to find the right career path for you
  • Exclusive access to jobs through the Mas Jobs Board
  • Facilitation of your first contact with potential employers. 

During your training, Mas provide: 

  • One-on-one mentoring and support at any time. 
  • Connection with an RTO and a nationally-recognised qualification. 
  • Administrative support with incentives and benefits.

We’ve got your back

After you start your apprenticeship, our team offer support throughout your employment by providing one-on-one mentoring and support should you have any issues or concerns with any aspect of your job or life. 

Our ongoing support is tailored and aims to increase your opportunities to successfully complete your qualification. 

We are here for you and offer ongoing support including: 

  • Face to face: personal advice, consultation
  • Web-based online support
  • Phone contact support: 1300 MAS NAT (627 628), SMS contact

So what’s stopping you? The right career awaits you. Download our Apprenticeship & Traineeship Guide or register as a job seeker with Mas today.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is an apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in your chosen field. You will be working full-time or part-time with a business while learning all aspects of the occupation. Apprenticeships are typically done alongside  vocational education and is available to people between 15-64 years of age.

    Apprenticeships cover skilled trades, including automotive, engineering or construction. They take up to four years to complete. Upon completion, the apprentice will be a qualified tradesperson, job-ready and highly employable. 

    Learn more in our Apprenticeship & Traineeship Guide.

  • What is a traineeship?

    Traineeships are full-time or part-time practical work experience that combines on-the-job training and education. It is typically done alongside vocational training. It’s available to people between 15-64 years of age and usually take between one to two years to complete.  

    Traineeships are available in vocational areas, such as financial services, community health and business.

    Learn more in our Apprenticeship & Traineeship Guide.

  • What are the benefits of apprenticeships or traineeships?

    • The right career with the right training
    • Earn while you learn
    • Gain hands-on work experience
    • Receive a nationally-recognised qualification
    • No HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP debt 
    • You can begin your apprenticeship/traineeship while you’re still in high school
    • Can lead to other pathways (e.g. completing a traineeship in childcare before studying teaching at university)

    Learn more in our Apprenticeship & Traineeship Guide.