On the fence about starting an apprenticeship? With jobs for tradies increasing by as much as 66% across the country in the past year, there’s never been a better time to be a tradie in Australia. Whether you’re considering becoming a chippy, a sparky, or a brickie, we reckon it’s time to make your tradie career dreams a reality. Here’s why.

There Will Always Be Work
Unless technology advances at an alarming rate, you won’t be competing with robots for a job anytime soon. Trades jobs are pretty future-proof and safe from automation, making them a great choice for job security and longevity. The Australian Jobs 2018 report shows Retail Trade is the country’s second-largest employing industry,offering great opportunities for young Aussies to enter the market.

Recent federal government statistics predict over 7,000 new jobs will be created for electricians alone by mid-2023. And as one of the highest-paying trades in Australia, this could be the perfect time to get your qualifications to become a sparky.

It Pays Pretty Well
This just in: Tradies in Australia can earn up to $90 an hour. That’s more than most office jobs – and you don’t have to stare at a screen all day. Not bad. If cash is a key driver for your career aspirations, there’s no denying the economic opportunities for tradies in Australia.

You Can Easily Work Overseas
If you’re looking to work and travel the world at once, having a trade under your belt is the perfect way to do it. Your skills will translate to international markets, while workers in other industries may have to take the retail or hospitality route in order to earn some coin on their travels.

Think you’ve got what it takes to become a tradie in Australia? Find out more about the apprenticeships and traineeships at Major Training today.