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Want to work on world-leading Cat® machinery? Consider joining the WesTrac apprenticeship program!

If you want to keep learning, but you’re not sure university is the right pathway – or you’re feeling ready to start your career – an apprenticeship could be the perfect opportunity.

Apprenticeships have come a long way in recent years, something our employer partner  WesTrac knows about with their apprenticeship programs going from strength to strength!

Wondering what all the fuss is about? Keep reading to learn more.

How Does an Apprenticeship Work?

An apprenticeship combines the world of work with the world of study.

You’ll be employed in your chosen industry, gain hands-on practical experience, and study with a college, training provider, or university to achieve a professional qualification. Apprenticeships are available in an increasing number of industries, with over 1500 different roles currently available.

Entry requirements are varied and offer lots of flexibility. No matter your academic circumstances, there’s an opportunity to help you get started.

Three Reasons Apprenticeships are a GREAT Career Choice

There’s a lot to love about doing an apprenticeship, and you’ll often hear people talking about the benefits. But it’s also worth remembering that it can be a demanding pathway. You’ll be working AND studying, which means planning your time effectively.

If you think you’ve got that in the bag, here are five more reasons to start adding apprenticeships to your future:


That’s right; as an apprentice, you’ll be paid an apprentice wage for the time you spend on the job. PLUS, your employer covers your qualification fees – even if you study a degree apprenticeship.


If you want to get out there and start making a difference, then an apprenticeship could be for you. You’ll get hands-on experience solving some of your chosen industry’s biggest challenges.


Knowing how to move forward with your career can be a real challenge. Not so with an apprenticeship. Because of how they’re structured, there’s always a clear picture about what you can do next and your progression options.

Apprenticeships with WesTrac

An apprenticeship with WesTrac will help you open all the right doors into your career in the construction and mining industries – it really is just the beginning!

Joining WesTrac as an apprentice gives you access to:

  • nationally accredited training qualification with the WesTrac Institute (RTO – 50737). WesTrac offers apprenticeships in mobile plant technology and automotive electrical technology.
  • Work on world-leading Cat equipment, being the first to learn about technology advancements.
  • A heavily subsidised Cat tooling, trolley and toolbox.
  • The Caterpillar Passport (once graduated), which opens the possibility to work for any Cat dealer worldwide.
  • The WesTrac Top Apprentice Program where you’ll test your skills against your peers and other Cat dealers across Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand.
  • All the benefitsof a WesTrac team member in a supportive learning and working environment.

One of the best things about an apprenticeship is that you don’t need any prior employment experience before starting!

WesTrac apprenticeships are available across NSW and WA

Head to their website to find out more!

About WesTrac

For more than 30 years WesTrac has set the benchmark in Cat® equipment management solutions, providing customers across Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory with unrivalled support in the mining and construction industries.

At WesTrac, there are various career options across the business, with the company employing lab technicians, mechanics, engineers, marketing professionals and everything in between. If you’re looking for career progression, award-winning training and the opportunity to work in state-of-the-art facilities with supportive workmates, explore opportunities at WesTrac today.

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