Applicant FAQs


Why apply with East Coast Apprenticeships?

East Coast currently employs over 500 apprentices and trainees and has more than 2000 active host employers.  If you return from working with your Host Employer, your East Coast Field Officer will attempt to place you with another Host. With East Coast, you have the opportunity of placement with several Hosts throughout your apprenticeship giving you a wide set of skills at completion and you will have access to contacts in your industry! When you commence employment with East Coast you will be officially signed up into your apprenticeship / traineeship with a training contract that is recognised by the Government.

How does East Coast Apprenticeships select Apprentices & Trainees?

East Coast is looking for applicants who have the following values:
A good attitude
A positive work ethic
Trustworthy and reliable
Other aspects of your application may also be taken into consideration, depending on trade requirements, including:
Showing a genuine interest and have done research into your chosen trades.
A car and licence – some trades and host employers require that their apprentices have access to their own transport to, from and in between job sites or work.
Trade experience – if you have some trade experience then you may have a better understanding of that trade and what to expect.
A Construction White Card – Construction Industry workers in Australia must have a Construction Induction White Card BEFORE working on a construction site. You can get this through training organisations or online.

What does it cost to be signed by East Coast?

There are no costs involved in being employed as an East Coast apprentice / trainee, although any student fees that apply to complete College are your responsibility throughout your apprenticeship. However, upon successful completion of these modules, you will be reimbursed.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship?

To apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship, visit the Apply Now page. You will be asked for your preferred trades.
Applying for a Current Vacancy? In your application quote the “VACANCY REF #”.
Applying online is mobile friendly but you will need to submit a resume. If you don’t have access to your resume on your mobile at the time of application, please send your resume to [email protected].

How does the application process work?

After completing an online application, suitable applicants are contacted to complete literacy and numeracy testing and schedule an interview. Your application is kept active for up to 6 months. If your details or preferences change during this time, please contact [email protected]

How long does the application process usually take?

Each application is different and can vary depending on industry availability. Applicants who have applied and been successful in the interview process have been known to start as early as that week! Make sure to complete an online application to get this process started. 

What if there are no vacancies currently available?

Complete your online application ASAP to be considered for any future vacancies. 
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