Most trainees start by getting a job after their pre-trades course. An employer will usually want to have you work for them on a trial basis for the first few months. This means both you and your new boss can get to know each other before committing to a long-term working relationship – and possibly an apprenticeship.

Not every employer offers apprenticeships, so when you apply for the job, it’s a good idea to ask if they’d consider giving you an apprenticeship down the track. That way, your boss will know you’re looking to get qualified.

Remember, as an MPTT trainee you’re not on your own. If your employer won’t offer you an apprenticeship, get in touch with your MPTT navigator to see how we can help.