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What an Apprenticeship Can Lead To

19 February 2021

Over the years, we have seen many apprentices move up in their selected industries once they completed their trades. Whether it’s becoming a project manager on large construction sites or starting a business, there are many things an apprentice can work towards once qualified.

We have listed some of the key trades we employ apprentices in and what career progression they can involve:

Carpentry and Construction Carpentry

  • Leading Hand
  • Foreperson
  • Site Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Business Owner

Carpentry tradespeople are in high demand, as it is recognised as a skill shortage area. There are many options for a qualified carpenter to take on in an industry that is showing high growth, particularly in the residential market.


  • Electronic Equipment Technician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Senior Technical Officer
  • Business Owner

With technology and construction increasing in demand, the electrical industry is in a prime position for continued growth and employment opportunities.


  • Locksmith
  • Boilermaker
  • Fitter Machinist
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

There is expected to be moderate growth over the next few years in the engineering sector. This is due to the demand for specialised and niche market products, and in areas related to maintenance and repair.

Horticulture and Landscaping

  • Team Leader
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Project Manager
  • Business Owner

Horticulture tradespeople are in high demand, with horticulture being identified as a skills shortage area. This demand is likely to soar in line with the NSW Government’s strategy to increase access to green, open and public spaces across the state. With development in Sydney happening in both residential and commercial spaces, there is also an increased need for qualified landscapers.

Plant Mechanic

  • Advanced Diagnostic Technician
  • Workshop Manager
  • Business Owner

Mobile plant technicians are essential for the continual civil projects, farming, logistics and other industries. As Sydney continues to grow, qualified staff in mobile plant are essential.


  • Gasfitter
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Manager
  • Hydraulic Design Consultant

The number of people working as plumbers grew strongly over the last five years and that is expected to continue over the next five. It is another area that is in-demand due to the growth in both residential and commercial building.