Apprentices & Trainees


Looking for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

Harness provides Integrated Support for Individuals seeking a new Career


If you are seeking a rewarding career, apprenticeship or traineeship – lets connect.  We deliver a range of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities for career seekers in a genuinely caring, holistic training and employment environment to ensure trainees receive amazing development experiences.  By working with a range of carefully selected  ‘host’ employers within medium to high risk industries such as Construction and Engineering, Oil & Gas Mining, Transport and Logistics across a range of skills from Business to a particular trade skill we are bound to help you find your career path.

As we are also a Registered Training Organisation, we include in our support amazing mentors and free access to our training and more!

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Information for Career Seekers – Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Traineeships Explained

Anyone – of working age – can take up an apprenticeship or traineeship. The goal of ourselves is to support those seeking employment within either a particular skill or range of skills within an industry or career area. Pathways vary and as we at Harness are a nationally recognised ‘Group Training Organisation’ , we have a dedicated team of trainers, mentors that help you explore all your options and make the decisions right for you.

Your first step is to touch base for a confidential conversation and explore your areas of interest, what you are good at. Our support and service is about your career success so building a relationship with you enables us to tailor our on-going support for you and find you the perfect fit for your future both in terms of employer and role. We are not interested in ‘quick wins’ but ‘long term wins’.  This is shown as ‘The Sweet Spot” in the image below. So don’t hesitate, contact us today HERE

Industry Opportunities for Apprentices and Trainees Include



Natural Oil & Gas



Warehousing, Transport & Logistics


Mining & Minerals

Qualifications & Roles

Qualifications and pathways include, but are not limited to, roles that you might consider medium to high risk roles/industry focused. They include jobs or skills where higher incomes can be expected as well as having some particular requirements around training and safety. Qualifications vary from Cert II through to Diploma level.

  • Trainee opportunities exist for roles such as:
    • Engineering
  • Qualification opportunities range from:
    • Apprenticeships within particular industries starting from Cert II/III with full career pathways through to Internationally recognised Diplomas eg within Oil and Gas

Not all opportunities are advertised because Harness provides a highly personalised approach to each individual apprentice or potential trainee in relation to matching with the right type of host employer, the unique support infrastructure and qualification pathway. There is no ‘one size fits all’. We encourage you to connect and discuss your areas of interest. Submit an Expression of Interest HERE

How long does a Traineeship take?

Traineeships generally take a year. They provide an opportunity to explore different employment and role pathways and are a great way to work out what you want to do as a longer term career.

Apprenticeships generally take longer than a year – and may vary depending on the trade / type of apprenticeship you are undertaking

What is an Apprenticeship? How does it differ From a Traineeship?

An apprenticeship is essentially a structured training and work arrangement of multiple years – eg up to 4 years. It is delivered by organisations, such as ourselves, who can provide both practical experience, educational development in a way that is nationally recognised and structured to help you achieve the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for your chosen career. As an apprentice, you are employed by us, with a proper employment contract and associated terms and conditions such as annual leave etc.

Also, as an alternative, we have a traineeship which is more a ‘try before you commit’ arrangement where a range of experiences are provided over a year. The process of which helps you narrow down your preferred career direction – and from this, you can then move forwards into the right apprenticeship or even job for you. It is a process that is not one you do in isolation, but one that is fully supported by our dedicated team.

Are traineeships and apprenticeships paid?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are usually paid positions – varying based on the specifics of the program or pathway. You are essentially paid to learn a new skill. The terms and conditions of employment vary according to age, experience. If your traineeship or apprenticeship is school-based then terms and conditions may vary markedly with someone who is working full time towards a higher qualification

Can I get an apprenticeship at 16?

School Students – usually in years 10, 11 and 12 are able to participate in either school-based apprenticeships and traineeships OR part time out of school hours apprenticeships and traineeships. Either way you can combine with also working towards your QCE while also working towards a recognised qualification.

You can see more information about eligibilty on the government website:

What are the expectations of apprentices and trainees?

Above all else, apprentices and trainees should fully commit themselves to the apprenticeship or traineeship. This includes being positive, proactive, willing to learn and keen to fulfil the responsibilities assigned as well as being committed to being an active and engaged learner in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification/course. A positive attitude really helps you stand out and with a good attitude you can learn anything. Not every stage of an apprenticeship or traineeship is easy. Being able to push yourself to succeed and relish doing new things helps you build a reputation as a ‘can do’ person and one who will be sought out for employment opportunities.

What are the Apprenticeship Employment Opportunities?

If you successfully complete a traineeship with Harness, you are likely to secure an Apprenticeship. Organisations we work with are interested in employing the best candidates – and if, through your trainee placement, you demonstrate your willingness and positivity – chances are they will be very interested to employ you for a full apprenticeship. If you have worked well during your apprenticeship, chances  are your on-going employment prospects will be looking very strong indeed.

Additional Resources:

Skills Support for Individuals, Published by Australian Government –

Information for Apprentices –

Ganeral Information – Australian Apprenticeship Pathways

Meet your Mentors and Training Support Team

Harness Energy, as a niche company, has a dedicated team with over six people (including Jesse, Shari, Tommy and General Manager Christopher – on the below photos) within the Apprenticeship and Trainee support team to help every individual who wants to seek a career in medium to high risk industries across a range of roles – business general, health and safety or skill specific. The team is primarily based out of Toowoomba but support covers a broad geographical area across Queensland with mentors placed to support where apprentices and trainees are located.

Why Choose Harness

Successful Outcomes

Achieve Success - with our Support

With our unique blend of help:
– Multi-Industry specific Training,
– Group Training Organisation (GTO) & 
– On-going training support

Quality Employers

Quality Employers

– Our access to industry leading employers and our detailed approach to creating a great match

– A good match helps you achieve a great career opportunity especially when you show them your positive drive and work ethic

Career Development & Training

Training for Career Development

–  – Your personalised training pathway supporting your personal career goals
– Access to Free* Training and Support to bridge skill gaps
(Free training for courses available via Harness Public Schedule)
– Our Goal is to help you win with the right job

Completely Personalised Mentoring

Personalised Mentoring

– Dedicated professional mentor support

– On going – whenever you need it; 24×7

– Transition mentor support at the end of your training

– Direct access to your mentor – no red tape!

Try Before You Buy

Try Before You Career Commit

– Traineeships that help you narrow down your chosen career
– Enjoy different experiences in multiple environments
– Learn, with our support, just what you ARE capable of!

Broad Industry Opportunities

Broad Industry Options

-Training experience across multiple industries including
Renewables, Construction, Warehousing, Natural Oil & Gas

-Working experiences across a range of roles including Health,Safety, Business, Trades, Engineering
as well as industry specific eg Oil Drilling.

Removing your Barriers to Success

Eliminate Barriers to Success

– Starting a new career path can be daunting as you don’t know
what barriers will appear
– Harness’s skilled team helps you identify and solve personal and professional
barriers before they become insurmountable

Engaging Your Support Network

Support Network Engagement

– Your personal support network can help you achieve your goals

– Harness Mentors actively engage them to support you to win

Success is in Your Hands

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Career Seeker – Application / Expression of Interest

Submit your expression of interest or application by using the form below. This will help us focus an initial conversation to explore how we can help you get the job and career you want.

OR – Call Our Recruitment Team for a confidential conversation on (1800 427 637 )

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