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Supporting your child through an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

This is a very exciting time for your child, they are about to begin the next chapter of their lives and the initial stages of entering an apprenticeship or traineeship can be very overwhelming. For some, this will be their first job and exposure to how businesses operate. When your child agrees to become an apprentice or trainee, they are committing to on-the-job training, work and study for a period of 3-4 years for an apprentice, or 1-2 years for a trainee.

Statistics show that Australian apprentice and trainee’s completion is now less than 50%. One of the major factors preventing this is due to a lack of support from parents and key people involved in their apprenticeship or traineeship.
It is important as a parent or guardian that you show enthusiasm towards their chosen career path by being a confident role model who can encourage and promote independence and self learning.

During your child’s apprenticeship or traineeship, there are many ways you can show your support.
These include: