Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-25

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This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/238940

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/629104

Page content

2 NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. CLASSIFIEDS 8944 9999 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 0 2 C O L O R : K CAREERONE.COM.AU l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.auCAREERONE.COM.AU l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au I N D E X University & teaching Executive appointments Mining, engineering & construction Medical & health care General vacancies Tuition & courses Hospitality Up Skill 8 7 6 6 9 28 30 28 D E A D L I N E S Please note that advertising deadlines for Saturdays CareerOne have changed: Line: Thursday 4pm Block: Thursday noon Display: Thursday 10am Supplied Material: Thursday 4pm C O N TAC T I N F O R M AT I O N ADVERTISING Phone: 08 8944 9999 Fax: 08 8981 8999 Email: classifieds@ntnews.com.au EDITORIAL Phone: 08 8944 9778 Fax: 08 8941 2044 Email: classifieds@ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News Printers Place, Darwin CAREERONE.COM.AU l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.auCAREERONE.COM.AU l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Homework the key to securing a trade FINDING and securing the right apprenticeship is a matter of research, preparation and persistence. With more than 1200 options available, some people are confused about what type of apprenticeship would suit their skills and aspirations. Hyde Park Press apprentice Chantelle Buhlmann chose an apprenticeship because she is paid while being trained and receives four years of work experience. I like the diversity of the job. I get to do everything; graphics, printing and laminating, and its so diverse, she says. To help you find and secure an apprenticeship: * THINK about your skills and interests. Do you have a steady hand? Do you like working in or outdoors? Think about what you like to do and what talents you could use in a job. * RESEARCH what industry or field you may like to work in by looking for what apprenticeships are advertised in CareerOne or online. * UNDERSTAND the job market. Find out about any skills shortages in your chosen industry. * HONE your relevant skills. If an apprenticeship requires you to drive or have other experience, using work experience and volunteer work to hone these skills can show an employer you are dedicated and skilled in a particular field. * WORK EXPERIENCE. Get to know and understand what the job would be like day-to-day. It also will help you learn basic skills and make contacts in the industry. * CONSIDER taking a pre-apprenticeship course. Many institutions offer pre-apprenticeship courses. It will give you a taste before committing and youll be able to use the skills youve learnt as soon as you begin. * TALK to people in the industry. Building a network of people within the industry is a good way to get your foot in the door. * WRITE a targeted CV. Craft a CV with relevant information about your skills and passion so that it will grab the attention of a potential employer. Get someone to check it before you send it industry contacts may give you some pointers on what to include. Peoplewho choose to do an apprenticeship, be it a bricklayer or a cook orwhatever, believe this is a good pathway for them. They dont do it because they think Im going to do this in two years, rather than three Dont put off your training Apprentices are encouraged to get down to work JOBSEEKERS considering an apprenticeship are encouraged to apply now, despite proposed reforms promising more pay and fasttracked qualifications for apprentices who postpone their training. Group Training Australia chief executive Jim Barron says those passionate about becoming tradies will look at the bigger picture and not be swayed by the possibility of better incentives in the future. Those reforms . . . have been in the pipeline for a number of years, as have a number of iterations of the fast-tracking, he says. I would never say to anybody hold off (on starting an apprenticeship for) six months or a year because something else might be happening down the track something is always happening down the track. People who choose to do an apprenticeship, be it a bricklayer or a cook or whatever, believe this is a good pathway for them. They dont do it because they think Im going to do this in two years, rather than three. The Federal Government last year outlined its plan for a national apprenticeship scheme, instead of the state-by-state framework. Under the changes, apprentices would move to competency-based training, rather than the current system where apprentices training for the same qualification take two years in some states and four years in others. Fair Work Australia will be granted powers to review apprentice wages and the Commonwealth will support a substantial increase in pay levels. A contract that is already under way means the employer and that apprentice have a contractual agreement that goes to the completion of the traineeship, he says. Jae Amos, 20, is a refrigeration mechanic apprentice with beer-tap manufacturer Hoshizaki Lancer. He is in the second year of a fouryear apprenticeship but believes he is better off gaining his qualification under the current system. Even if I could speed it up I would probably still want to do it over the whole four years. I didnt know anything about the trade when I first started . . . I definitely didnt know the places it would take me. Spreading things over the four years gives me a better understanding of the whole industry. HOWMUCHWILL YOU EARN? Apprentices are usually paid a percentage of the rate for a qualified tradesperson, based on time in the apprenticeship. For example, a second-year apprentice in a four-year apprenticeship may receive 70 per cent of an adult wage. Wages also may vary depending on the years of school the apprentice has completed; years of training; type of apprenticeship; industry or job; the award, and agreement or contract covering employment.