The latest national unemployment rate of 6.4% is the highest for more than 12 years with some industries shedding jobs at a time when there are more school leavers entering the job market.
The growing unemployment rate is making people re-think their career choices and they are turning to trades in the construction industry as an alternative.
Bricklaying offers a great opportunity for immediate work and it comes with training to learn the skills of the trade.
ABBTF currently has more than 200 vacancies on its books for bricklaying apprenticeships across Australia. The growth is due to an increase in building activity in all States with housing starts officially up by more than 20%. This growth is sustainable in the medium term, it is not a short term bubble.
Repeatedly we get feedback from young starters in a bricklaying apprenticeship that they enjoy the outdoor work, they enjoy being part of a team and get great satisfaction from seeing the results of their work.
Apprentice pay rates have increased and training has become more flexible in blending the on and off-site learning.
An apprenticeship provides a qualification and the freedom to work independently as a contractor. There are many roles in the industry that can come from a start in bricklaying.
ABBTF is looking for people with a solid work ethic and a genuine keenness to learn new skills. For the right person, the sky’s the limit in terms of success, whether you choose to start a business in bricklaying, or move on to another construction area.
Contact ABBTF on 1300 66 44 96 or via our website www.becomeabricklayer.com.au