Apprentices experiencing record levels of training satisfaction, employment certainty

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the national professional body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics on the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

NCVER has conducted surveys in 2008,2010 and 2019. The surveys collected responses from apprentices and trainees who completed, or cancelled or withdrew from their training, including employment outcomes, reasons for non-completion, further study outcomes and satisfaction levels for the apprenticeship or traineeship.

For the trades sector in 2019:

  • 91.5 per cent of trade completers and 74.1 per cent of trade non-completers were employed after training, similar to 2008.
  • 88.9 per cent of trade completers and 51.9 per cent of trade non-completers were satisfied with their apprenticeship or traineeship overall, both up from 2008.

This is good news for individuals looking for a career in the automotive industry with very high levels of certainty around employment and satisfaction when undertaking the training.

Source: National Centre for Vocation Education Research

30 June 2020