Apprenticeship Opportunities

Please review our FAQs for everything you need to know about the Hastings Deering Apprenticeship Program.

Are apprenticeships only for school leavers?
No, we welcome applications from mature aged applicants. Our current apprentices are from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds. 

Do I need to have completed year 12?
As a minimum we do require recent school leavers (within the last 5 years) to have completed year 12 and have achieved sound achievements in Maths and English. You will be asked to provide evidence of your school results when completing your application. Relevant work experience will be considered for those who have not completed year 12.

Can I apply if I live overseas?

You will be required to hold a relevant visa enabling you to work in Australia on a full-time basis.

We do not provide visa sponsorship for apprentice positions. 

What is the application process for the apprenticeship intake?
The application process will involve several steps including:

1. Online Application:
The online application allows you to tell us who you are, which role you are applying for, your skills and experience and why you want to complete an apprenticeship with Hastings Deering. 

2. Documents you will be required to attach include:
- Your resume and cover letter
- A copy of your recent school results if you have left school in the last 5 years
- Proof of right to work in Australia 

3. Online assessments:
Once your application has been reviewed, we will let you know if you have been successful to move onto the next stage which is a range of online assessments. These assessments can be completed anywhere where you have online access. Online testing includes Mechanical, Numerical and Verbal reasoning. 

4. Engagement Centre & Interview:
If you are successful to move through to next stage of the apprenticeship intake you will be invited to attend an engagement centre held in the Business Centre you have applied for. The engagement centre will provide an opportunity to participate in a range of interactive activities including workshop tours, group and individual activities. 

5.You will also attend an interview.

This will provide us with an opportunity for us to gain a further understanding of who you are and provides an opportunity to tell us more about yourself and ask questions.

6. Pre-employment Medical and Reference Checks:
This stage of the process will see successful candidates from the engagement centres and interviews progress to pre-employment medicals and reference checks.

7. Offer
Successful candidates will be formally offered an apprenticeship in writing.

Can I submit an application in person?
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we require all applications are made online. 

How long does the recruitment process take?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive and the thorough process we undertake in selecting candidates the process can take up to three months to complete. We expect to be able to finalise offers by October/November.

Do you offer relocation?
Relocation is not offered for apprentice roles and if successful apprentices must live locally.

Can I apply for more than one apprenticeship/location?
You will only be able to apply for one apprenticeship and location when making your application

How long are the apprenticeships for?
Apprenticeships are offered for 4 years nominally, however as apprenticeships are competency based there is an opportunity to complete training earlier.

If I am successful, when will I commence?
Apprentices who are successful will commence in early February 2021.

Will I be notified if I am unsuccessful?
All candidates will be notified of the outcomes of their application either by email or phone. 

Can I apply if I have applied previously?
We certainly welcome applications from candidates who have previously applied.

Can I apply if I already have a trade?
You can apply if you already have a trade however we do ask you consider how similar your current trade is to the one you are applying for as you may have already completed many of the competencies required and would not be required to complete a full apprenticeship. 

Can I apply if I have already commenced an apprenticeship?
We do accept applications from candidates who have already commenced an apprenticeship in the same trade they are applying for.

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