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    Does anyone know if adults can do an appreticeship or is that just for younger people? I haven't worked in a while and I am wondering if I should do a short course, mayber retail or something to add to my resume or what? I dunno. Please help

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    My husband is currently doing an electrical apprenticeship through his work and he is 27 and not the oldest on his course either.

    I guess it depends on what you want to do etc too.

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    We have a 45 year old 1st year apprentice chef at my work. It most definitely can be done and I think if the person is older or has been out of work longer the employer gets a benefit. The pay is terrible though, but in a few years she will get a chefs wage.

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    Cool, thanks. Well I will be 30 in August.

    I was thinking maybe childcare because I did work in one before I had kids of my own. I was there for 6 months and I was about to start a traineeship, but that was when I was 21, but I had my first daughter and haven't went back to work since. I am not sure if I should do a course or whatever though, I am in desperate need of money and willing to work anywhere, I know the pay is low with traineeships and apprenticeships, but at least at the end I will have qualifications and get payed to learn.

    I was thinking maybe of doing a short course in retail or bar course or something,but the thing I like about childcare is that it's a Monday to Friday job and I can see my kids on weekends (two don't live with me). If I work in retail or whatever I'd have to work weekends which I guess is ok, but that's when I see my kids.
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    I have asked at my son's daycare but they aren't hiring anyone at the moment

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    Also, in regards to childcare, what is best to do? A course which could take a year or 6 months depending (that's for cert 3) or a traineeship (also cert 3). What to employers prefer? I need a job, but want to study as well.

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    i think it's bee answered, but my DH is a 38yr old 2nd year apprentice! smaller wage, but best decision we ever made, will be well worth it in the long run financially!

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    The Salon I go to has a 30yr old apprentice beautician and my local Hairdresser has several, all over 20yrs, admittingly they are already studying in those areas and have been offered apprentice positions until they have their qualifications but I do know alot of hairsalon's that take on board apprenticeships so long as they are willing to learn, but often involves having to complete a certificate or 2 in the longrun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2bubba View Post
    Also, in regards to childcare, what is best to do? A course which could take a year or 6 months depending (that's for cert 3) or a traineeship (also cert 3). What to employers prefer? I need a job, but want to study as well.
    Usually when studying a cert III or higher it's a recommendation to complete X amount of work experience in which ever industry it is your studying in, most times the place you study through will put you in contact with a few businesses that take on studiers and if they are happy with how they preform will offer an apprenticeship (that's what happened to me when I studied my cert III in beauty 5years ago) I think finding a company willing to take you on for an apprenticeship with the option of studying would be harder then if you were already studying. Most the people I know have gotten their apprenticeships whilst studying so i'm not quite sure how it would work the other way. Have you got any childcare expeirence? I guess you could approach centres and as if they are willing to take you on whil you complete your studies, also keep an eye out in newspapers and a good idea to get your blue card and first aid certificates as they will benefit you alot when working with children. I hope that's the kind of advice you were looking for, goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum2bubba View Post
    Also, in regards to childcare, what is best to do? A course which could take a year or 6 months depending (that's for cert 3) or a traineeship (also cert 3). What to employers prefer? I need a job, but want to study as well.
    I currently work in childcare and I can say its usually better to have your cert III before you gain employment, as well as first aid and working with children check. I did a course in QLD for my cert III, it was 3 days a week for 6 or 8 weeks.


 

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