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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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NT news

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

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2016-11-26

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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Darwin

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/459106

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5 6 % 4 4 % 67 98 168 55 79 120 B E I N S P I R E D Q&A T H E L I F E O F A B U I L D E R 7 4 % 55 70 92 O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K P R O F E S S I O N A L INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS In the five years to November, 2020 Australias professional workforce is expected to grow by 14.5 per cent, generating 396,400 new jobs more than any other occupational class in that period. HIRING NOW Project manager Window Design Solutions Pty Ltd, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 484,900 professionals are employed in Qld H E A L T H C A R E INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS About 250,200 new jobs (up 16.4 per cent) are forecast to be created in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the five years to November, 2020 and are likely to favour part-timers and women. HIRING NOW Registered nurse Strathpine GP Superclinic, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 296,000 healthcare and social assistance workers work in Qld 8 0 % 2 0 % T R A N S P O R T INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS An additional 52,200 jobs are forecast to be created in Australias transport, postal and warehousing industry in the five years to November, 2020. One in four are expected to be in road freight. HIRING NOW Owner drivers Capital Transport Services, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 143,700 transport, postal and warehousing workers are in Qld 2 6 % SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE Michael Weller, director at Oasis Construction (Aust), Brendale WHY CONSTRUCTION? I didnt enjoy school back in the day and thought a carpentry background would help me to travel the world and have a working holiday which I never did. The first day I swung a hammer, I decided it wasnt for me so I finished my apprenticeship and went straight to university to do an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building Construction. Oasis was conceived in 2009. WHAT ARE THE PERKS? The industry is really satisfying. The reason we are in it is to build buildings. You get some spectacularly good people that make it worthwhile. HOW LONG ARE DAYS? I am probably physically on the ground between 8am and 8.30am and finish anywhere between 6pm and 10pm but Im waking up at 2am and spending my weekends thinking about it as well. WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF WORK? I socialise with the staff and make sure everybody is happy, then sit down and check some emails, then start making phone calls to clients. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? The apprenticeship was a good solid background. Tongue in cheek, I probably wouldnt start my own construction company. We started at the beginning of the GFC so that created significant difficulties. Creating this business out of nothing, I have often wondered if it was worth the heartache but were here and still going strong. Its only in the most difficult times you wonder if its worth it. Mostly its very fulfilling. THE construction industry is keepingthe job market buoyant as the economytransitions from mining and resourcesto the services sectors.About 87,000 more workers are fore-cast for construction in the five years to November, 2020, an increase of 8.3 per cent, government figures show. Master Builders Australia chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch says the residential sector, in particular, has been a ray of sunshine. Building and construction is Australias third largest industry, employs one million people and trains 50,000 apprentices each year, Harnisch says. It plays a key role in generating economic growth, investment and jobs particularly in the wake of the resources boom. The residential building sector in particular has been a ray of sunshine in generating the nonmining investment needed to transition the economy. Ronan Mulry, business director of Hays Construction, says jobs are being created by robust building conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets. In Queensland the focus is on Brisbane where there is a steady flow of roles in the commercial sector while demand for residential housing will keep the market busy, Mulry says. Candidates in North Queensland are heading south to Brisbane or NSW to take advantage of these roles. Hays Quarterly Report for July to September shows Australias in-demand workers include degree-qualified contract administrators, project managers with multistorey residential experience, site managers with high-rise residential experience, commercial and residential estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers. In design, architects with Revit software skills are in demand; and in trades, demand is for form work carpenters, concreters, concrete patchers with highrise experience, experienced carpenters, steel fixers, plumbers, electricians and painter decorators. Theres jobs galore in the building industry, writes Melanie Burgess FUTURE SET IN STONE news & advice with NEW OUTLOOK: Michael Weller went to uni after doing an apprenticeship. Picture: STEVE POHLNER COURIERMAIL.COM.AU SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016 CLASSIFIEDS 3 feature 5 6 % 4 4 % 67 98 168 55 79 120 B E I N S P I R E D Q&A T H E L I F E O F A B U I L D E R 7 4 % 55 70 92 O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K P R O F E S S I O N A L INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS In the five years to November, 2020 Australias professional workforce is expected to grow by 14.5 per cent, generating 396,400 new jobs more than any other occupational class in that period. HIRING NOW Project manager Window Design Solutions Pty Ltd, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 484,900 professionals are employed in Qld H E A L T H C A R E INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS About 250,200 new jobs (up 16.4 per cent) are forecast to be created in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the five years to November, 2020 and are likely to favour part-timers and women. HIRING NOW Registered nurse Strathpine GP Superclinic, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 296,000 healthcare and social assistance workers work in Qld 8 0 % 2 0 % T R A N S P O R T INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS An additional 52,200 jobs are forecast to be created in Australias transport, postal and warehousing industry in the five years to November, 2020. One in four are expected to be in road freight. HIRING NOW Owner drivers Capital Transport Services, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 143,700 transport, postal and warehousing workers are in Qld 2 6 % SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE Michael Weller, director at Oasis Construction (Aust), Brendale WHY CONSTRUCTION? I didnt enjoy school back in the day and thought a carpentry background would help me to travel the world and have a working holiday which I never did. The first day I swung a hammer, I decided it wasnt for me so I finished my apprenticeship and went straight to university to do an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building Construction. Oasis was conceived in 2009. WHAT ARE THE PERKS? The industry is really satisfying. The reason we are in it is to build buildings. You get some spectacularly good people that make it worthwhile. HOW LONG ARE DAYS? I am probably physically on the ground between 8am and 8.30am and finish anywhere between 6pm and 10pm but Im waking up at 2am and spending my weekends thinking about it as well. WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF WORK? I socialise with the staff and make sure everybody is happy, then sit down and check some emails, then start making phone calls to clients. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? The apprenticeship was a good solid background. Tongue in cheek, I probably wouldnt start my own construction company. We started at the beginning of the GFC so that created significant difficulties. Creating this business out of nothing, I have often wondered if it was worth the heartache but were here and still going strong. Its only in the most difficult times you wonder if its worth it. Mostly its very fulfilling. THE construction industry is keepingthe job market buoyant as the economytransitions from mining and resourcesto the services sectors.About 87,000 more workers are fore-cast for construction in the five years to November, 2020, an increase of 8.3 per cent, government figures show. Master Builders Australia chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch says the residential sector, in particular, has been a ray of sunshine. Building and construction is Australias third largest industry, employs one million people and trains 50,000 apprentices each year, Harnisch says. It plays a key role in generating economic growth, investment and jobs particularly in the wake of the resources boom. The residential building sector in particular has been a ray of sunshine in generating the nonmining investment needed to transition the economy. Ronan Mulry, business director of Hays Construction, says jobs are being created by robust building conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets. In Queensland the focus is on Brisbane where there is a steady flow of roles in the commercial sector while demand for residential housing will keep the market busy, Mulry says. Candidates in North Queensland are heading south to Brisbane or NSW to take advantage of these roles. Hays Quarterly Report for July to September shows Australias in-demand workers include degree-qualified contract administrators, project managers with multistorey residential experience, site managers with high-rise residential experience, commercial and residential estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers. In design, architects with Revit software skills are in demand; and in trades, demand is for form work carpenters, concreters, concrete patchers with highrise experience, experienced carpenters, steel fixers, plumbers, electricians and painter decorators. Theres jobs galore in the building industry, writes Melanie Burgess FUTURE SET IN STONE news & advice with NEW OUTLOOK: Michael Weller went to uni after doing an apprenticeship. Picture: STEVE POHLNER COURIERMAIL.COM.AU SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016 CLASSIFIEDS 3 SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 Queenslanders work in the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff work in QLD 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents work in QLD 58 75 100 news & advice with . Overview Of key industries this week SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 In the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents in Queensland. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents 58 75 100 news & advice with SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 In the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents in Queensland. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents 58 75 100 news & advice with SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 In the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents in Queensland. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents 58 75 100 news & advice with 5 6 % 4 4 % 67 98 168 55 79 120 B E I N S P I R E D Q&A T H E L I F E O F A B U I L D E R 7 4 % 55 70 92 O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K P R O F E S S I O N A L INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS In the five years to November, 2020 Australias professional workforce is expected to grow by 14.5 per cent, generating 396,400 new jobs more than any other occupational class in that period. HIRING NOW Project manager Window Design Solutions Pty Ltd, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 484,900 professionals are employed in Qld H E A L T H C A R E INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS About 250,200 new jobs (up 16.4 per cent) are forecast to be created in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the five years to November, 2020 and are likely to favour part-timers and women. HIRING NOW Registered nurse Strathpine GP Superclinic, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 296,000 healthcare and social assistance workers work in Qld 8 0 % 2 0 % T R A N S P O R T INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS An additional 52,200 jobs are forecast to be created in Australias transport, postal and warehousing industry in the five years to November, 2020. One in four are expected to be in road freight. HIRING NOW Owner drivers Capital Transport Services, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 143,700 transport, postal and warehousing workers are in Qld 2 6 % SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE Michael Weller, director at Oasis Construction (Aust), Brendale WHY CONSTRUCTION? I didnt enjoy school back in the day and thought a carpentry background would help me to travel the world and have a working holiday which I never did. The first day I swung a hammer, I decided it wasnt for me so I finished my apprenticeship and went straight to university to do an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building Construction. Oasis was conceived in 2009. WHAT ARE THE PERKS? The industry is really satisfying. The reason we are in it is to build buildings. You get some spectacularly good people that make it worthwhile. HOW LONG ARE DAYS? I am probably physically on the ground between 8am and 8.30am and finish anywhere between 6pm and 10pm but Im waking up at 2am and spending my weekends thinking about it as well. WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF WORK? I socialise with the staff and make sure everybody is happy, then sit down and check some emails, then start making phone calls to clients. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? The apprenticeship was a good solid background. Tongue in cheek, I probably wouldnt start my own construction company. We started at the beginning of the GFC so that created significant difficulties. Creating this business out of nothing, I have often wondered if it was worth the heartache but were here and still going strong. Its only in the most difficult times you wonder if its worth it. Mostly its very fulfilling. THE construction industry is keepingthe job market buoyant as the economytransitions from mining and resourcesto the services sectors.About 87,000 more workers are fore-cast for construction in the five years to November, 2020, an increase of 8.3 per cent, government figures show. Master Builders Australia chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch says the residential sector, in particular, has been a ray of sunshine. Building and construction is Australias third largest industry, employs one million people and trains 50,000 apprentices each year, Harnisch says. It plays a key role in generating economic growth, investment and jobs particularly in the wake of the resources boom. The residential building sector in particular has been a ray of sunshine in generating the nonmining investment needed to transition the economy. Ronan Mulry, business director of Hays Construction, says jobs are being created by robust building conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets. In Queensland the focus is on Brisbane where there is a steady flow of roles in the commercial sector while demand for residential housing will keep the market busy, Mulry says. Candidates in North Queensland are heading south to Brisbane or NSW to take advantage of these roles. Hays Quarterly Report for July to September shows Australias in-demand workers include degree-qualified contract administrators, project managers with multistorey residential experience, site managers with high-rise residential experience, commercial and residential estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers. In design, architects with Revit software skills are in demand; and in trades, demand is for form work carpenters, concreters, concrete patchers with highrise experience, experienced carpenters, steel fixers, plumbers, electricians and painter decorators. Theres jobs galore in the building industry, writes Melanie Burgess FUTURE SET IN STONE news & advice with NEW OUTLOOK: Michael Weller went to uni after doing an apprenticeship. Picture: STEVE POHLNER COURIERMAIL.COM.AU SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016 CLASSIFIEDS 3 feature 5 6 % 4 4 % 67 98 168 55 79 120 B E I N S P I R E D Q&A T H E L I F E O F A B U I L D E R 7 4 % 55 70 92 O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K P R O F E S S I O N A L INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS In the five years to November, 2020 Australias professional workforce is expected to grow by 14.5 per cent, generating 396,400 new jobs more than any other occupational class in that period. HIRING NOW Project manager Window Design Solutions Pty Ltd, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 484,900 professionals are employed in Qld H E A L T H C A R E INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS About 250,200 new jobs (up 16.4 per cent) are forecast to be created in the healthcare and social assistance industry in the five years to November, 2020 and are likely to favour part-timers and women. HIRING NOW Registered nurse Strathpine GP Superclinic, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 296,000 healthcare and social assistance workers work in Qld 8 0 % 2 0 % T R A N S P O R T INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT NEWS/MOVEMENTS An additional 52,200 jobs are forecast to be created in Australias transport, postal and warehousing industry in the five years to November, 2020. One in four are expected to be in road freight. HIRING NOW Owner drivers Capital Transport Services, Brisbane Pay summary $K SOURCE: PayScale 143,700 transport, postal and warehousing workers are in Qld 2 6 % SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE Michael Weller, director at Oasis Construction (Aust), Brendale WHY CONSTRUCTION? I didnt enjoy school back in the day and thought a carpentry background would help me to travel the world and have a working holiday which I never did. The first day I swung a hammer, I decided it wasnt for me so I finished my apprenticeship and went straight to university to do an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Building Construction. Oasis was conceived in 2009. WHAT ARE THE PERKS? The industry is really satisfying. The reason we are in it is to build buildings. You get some spectacularly good people that make it worthwhile. HOW LONG ARE DAYS? I am probably physically on the ground between 8am and 8.30am and finish anywhere between 6pm and 10pm but Im waking up at 2am and spending my weekends thinking about it as well. WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF WORK? I socialise with the staff and make sure everybody is happy, then sit down and check some emails, then start making phone calls to clients. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? The apprenticeship was a good solid background. Tongue in cheek, I probably wouldnt start my own construction company. We started at the beginning of the GFC so that created significant difficulties. Creating this business out of nothing, I have often wondered if it was worth the heartache but were here and still going strong. Its only in the most difficult times you wonder if its worth it. Mostly its very fulfilling. THE construction industry is keepingthe job market buoyant as the economytransitions from mining and resourcesto the services sectors.About 87,000 more workers are fore-cast for construction in the five years to November, 2020, an increase of 8.3 per cent, government figures show. Master Builders Australia chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch says the residential sector, in particular, has been a ray of sunshine. Building and construction is Australias third largest industry, employs one million people and trains 50,000 apprentices each year, Harnisch says. It plays a key role in generating economic growth, investment and jobs particularly in the wake of the resources boom. The residential building sector in particular has been a ray of sunshine in generating the nonmining investment needed to transition the economy. Ronan Mulry, business director of Hays Construction, says jobs are being created by robust building conditions in the new home, apartment and commercial markets. In Queensland the focus is on Brisbane where there is a steady flow of roles in the commercial sector while demand for residential housing will keep the market busy, Mulry says. Candidates in North Queensland are heading south to Brisbane or NSW to take advantage of these roles. Hays Quarterly Report for July to September shows Australias in-demand workers include degree-qualified contract administrators, project managers with multistorey residential experience, site managers with high-rise residential experience, commercial and residential estimators, forepersons, project engineers and civil designers. In design, architects with Revit software skills are in demand; and in trades, demand is for form work carpenters, concreters, concrete patchers with highrise experience, experienced carpenters, steel fixers, plumbers, electricians and painter decorators. Theres jobs galore in the building industry, writes Melanie Burgess FUTURE SET IN STONE news & advice with NEW OUTLOOK: Michael Weller went to uni after doing an apprenticeship. Picture: STEVE POHLNER COURIERMAIL.COM.AU SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016 CLASSIFIEDS 3 SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 Queenslanders work in the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff work in QLD 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents work in QLD 58 75 100 news & advice with . Overview Of key industries this week SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 In the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents in Queensland. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents 58 75 100 news & advice with SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 In the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents in Queensland. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents 58 75 100 news & advice with SPOTLIGHT ON QUEENSLAND 45 54 70 2 5 % 7 5 % 55 68 92 5 5 % 4 5 % Kristina Murray third-year electrical apprentice WHY A TRADE? I wanted to do a trade as I enjoy working with my hands and always wanted to gain a trade qualification. WHY ELECTRICAL WORK? Electrical provides great opportunities for women and covers different areas within a trade giving me great options for the future. WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT IT? I love the variety. Everyday is different. You learn so much with each job which helps me grow my skill set need for the industry. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR? I have learnt how to wire switchboards, install and wire alarm systems, install and connect air conditioning fan coil units. WHY CHOOSE GROUP TRAINING? Group training provided me with the opportunity to learn a trade. My employer has been very supportive from day one. They ensure all standards are being met in the workplace and my field officer is available whenever I need to ask questions. Their expertise is to support young people through their apprenticeships and ensure I complete my apprenticeship to the best of my ability. I would recommend using a group training company if you were thinking of an apprenticeship. B E I N S P I R E D Q&A L I F E A S A S P A R K Y TEENAGERS consideringan apprenticeship shouldbe applying now, as thegreatest number of vacan-cies for the year are beingadvertised this month. Apprentices are being hired to start anytime between now and the end of January. Group Training Australia national executive officer Lauren Tiltman says it is not just a matter of saying I want to be an apprentice to an employer, as they want to hire someone keen to learn their particular trade. There can be the chance for the worker to get help to find the right trade for them, but they do at least need to know roughly what they want to do, such as building houses or fixing motors. Preferably they should have done their research to know what plumbers, carpenters, chefs and other tradespeople do before saying they want that job, Tiltman says. They should not be looking to get any job, or the job they are able to do, she says. If you say I really want to be an apprentice you are much less likely to get a job. But if you say I really want to be a plumber, I really want to work with my hands, I have looked into the options, thats what I want to be its about people presenting themselves as the right applicant. Tiltman says too many young people go into a trade blind and, when they find out what they have to do, drop out within a matter of weeks, which does not help them or the employer. Employers expect that apprentices do not have prior experience but students should have at least studied the right subjects at school. If they are in Year 11 and going into Year 12, look to do a school-based apprenticeship, but (if not) at least make sure they are doing subjects in an industry they are interested in, she says. For example, building and construction, it might be useful to take maths and tech courses. Tiltman says it is better to pursue a trade that best suits the individual, rather than one that may have more vacancies at the moment, and traditional trades always will be a good choice. It comes back to that old saying, get a trade behind you, you can always go back to it, she says. In the future when we build housing, well still need people to do plumbing. Well also still need people to cut our hair and cook our food they are the foundations of society. VISIT GROUPTRAINING.COM.AU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRADES AND LINKS TO GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE HIRING Now is the time to get an apprenticeship Cara Jenkin reports A ROARING TRADE PLIER LEARNING: Third-year electrical apprentice Kristina Murray says the work offers great opportunities for women and varies from day to day. Picture: ROBERT POZO INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Road transport is expected to be the greatest provider of new transport jobs, accounting for more than 40 per cent of employment growth in the next five years. HIRING NOW Level 2 Traffic Control Drivers Evolution Traffic Control, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 54,100 In the traffic control industry O V E R V I E W O F T H R E E K E Y I N D U S T R I E S T H I S W E E K T R A N S P O R T MORE JOBS IN THESE CATEGORIES INSIDE INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Hays reports the retail industry in Australia is more dynamic than ever, characterised by an influx of international brands, new retail property developments and greater innovation both online and in-store. It means more highly skilled and experienced workers are needed across the industry. Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 248,400 retail staff 5 3 % 4 7 % R E T A I LS A L E S & M A R K E T I N G INDUSTRY/SNAPSHOT/ NEWS/MOVEMENTS Almost 10 per cent of all workers in the sales and marketing sector are employed as real estate agents in Queensland. It is the third largest employing occupation in the sector. HIRING NOW Real estate salespeople Johnson Real Estate, Brisbane Pay summary $k SOURCE: Live Salary 22,200 real estate agents 58 75 100 news & advice with www.nt.gov.au/jobs 1300 659 247 The Northern Territory Government is aiming for an inclusive and diverse workforce. All equal employment (EEO) groups are encouraged to apply. Northern Territory Government jobs are advertised online. <RXFDQQGLQIRUPDWLRQRQFXUUHQWMREVDWwww.nt.gov.au/jobs or call 1300 659 247 for more information. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 CAREERS 3 NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT As an internationally renowned university delivering both Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training, CDU welcomes high-performing academics, researchers and professional staff to help shape our future. Explore your new world career opportunities at cdu.edu.au/vacancies CDU enjoys a rich diverse workforce and particularly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Is lander Peoples.