Watching the news may leave you feeling negative about getting a job after school. After all, there’s always stories about closures and lay-offs. But there’s another story – that’s employers crying out for skilled workers able to get the job done!
The government in Canberra has created a list of traditional trades that are experiencing a skills shortage – that means there’s more jobs than people.
This list is called the National Skills Needs List – and there is extra support for employers to take on trainees in these areas.
What job on this list might interest you?
The trades included on the latest National Skills Needs List (NSNL) are:
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical), Arborist, Automotive Electrician
Baker, Binder and Finisher, Boat Builder and Repairer, Bricklayer, Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Carpenter and Joiner, Cook
Diesel Motor Mechanic , Drainer
Electrical Linesworker, Electrician (General), Electrician (Special class), Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
Fibrous Plasterer, Fitter (General), Fitter and Turner, Fitter-Welder, Floor Finisher, Furniture Finisher
Landscape Gardener, Lift Mechanic , Locksmith
Metal Fabricator, Metal Machinist (First class), Motor Mechanics (General), Motorcycle Mechanic
Painting Trades Worker, Panel Beater, Pastrycook, Picture Framer, Plumber (General), Pressure Welder, Printing Machinist
Roof Plumber, Roof Tiler
Screen Printer, Shearer, Sheetmetal Trades Worker , Signwriter, Small Engine Mechanic , Solid Plasterer, Stonemason
Telecommunications Linesworker , Telecommunications Technician , Toolmaker
Vehicle Body Builder, Vehicle Painter, Vehicle Trimmer
Wall and Floor Tiler, Welder (First class), Wood Machinist
Please note that this list is current as at July 2015 and may be subject to change.