Mechanical Trade appprentices (or fitters) learn precision engineering skills to shape, form and fit metals and synthetic materials, and carry out maintenance, repair and design of machinery and machine parts. The trade today uses a range of measuring equipment, Computer Aided Design (or CAD), Computer Numerical Controlled machines (CNC) and elements of robotics and pneumatics. The trade attracts excellent salaries and offers career opportunities both in Australia and internationally. As the trade uses emerging technologies, strong numerical skills and problem solving abilities are an advantage for engineering apprentices.
Engineering apprenticeships with AGA usually take around 4 years to complete and involve both on-the-job work experience (with a host employer) and trade school training (delivered at no cost by AGA at one of our training facilities).
AGA also offers advanced trade training (at Certificate IV and Diploma level) to its Mechanical trade apprentices, offering you a qualification over and above the basic trade qualification.
Engineering with AGA
AGA usually offers full time mechanical trade apprenticeships in multiple regions each year. Positions will be advertised here on our website when they become available.
All of our successful applicants :
- Receive reimbursement of course fees upon completion of your training;
- Will be placed with a host employer who will provide you with on-the-job training and work experience;
- Receive ongoing support and mentoring from a dedicated AGA field officer who will visit you in the workplace and arrange all of your training, placements, tool kit and safety gear.
Applicants need to be prepared to :
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- Make their own travel arrangements to get to work and training (a licence is desirable);
- Accept work placements as provided by their field officer, which may involve rotation between more than one host employer.