Retraining in a new career can be daunting for those already in the workforce. It may mean starting again with entry level wages at the bottom of the organisational rung. However, an apprenticeship or traineeship, which enables you to work and be paid while you earn your qualifications, can be a great way to try something different or fulfil a career dream.
What constitutes a mature age apprenticeship?
The terms ‘mature age apprentice’ and ‘adult apprentice’ are often confused. When it comes to apprenticeships and traineeships, the federal government uses ‘adult apprentice’ to mean apprentices and trainees older than 25, and ‘mature age apprentice’ to mean apprentices and trainees who are over 45 years of age. However, many websites, employers and learners use these terms interchangeably.
Are there any benefits to being or hiring an adult or mature age apprentice?