8 Useful Skills you can Learn During your Traineeship

8 Useful Skills you can Learn During your Traineeship

If you’re at a loss with what to do with your time, imagine what you could learn on the job if you started a Traineeship this year. If you’re looking to begin or advance your career, by becoming a trainee you can develop useful skills that will help with future work opportunities.

Everyone’s experience is different when they take on a Traineeship, so we’ve collated a heap of first-hand stories, so you can have an idea of what to expect.

8 Useful Skills our Trainees Say they’ve Gained…

1. Relationship Building

“I have learnt how to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders and team members…” – said Charlie  read more

2. Confidence

“I was definitely very nervous and shy when I first started – but with every week I grew more confident…” – read Jack’s story

3. More Adaptive

“….more …adaptive to the systems used at work…” – read more

4. Customer Service

“I started off nervous and shy but now I have developed solid customer service skills and…” – read William’s story

5. Event Organising

“… From organising carnivals to going on school camps and helping run PE classes. It was exactly what I was hoping for, that complete understanding of the industry. – read Jacob’s Story

6. Project Management

“Georgina helps…  with the big projects like our musical productions…” – read more

7. Scheduling

Yssy has volunteered for everything from event production to risk assessment and bumping in and out of events. Now she is responsible for… – read more

8. Communication, Time Management and Multitasking…
(oops, that’s 3 in 1)

The skills and experiences you learn are transferrable to other industries as well as university, and it looks brilliant on your resume.” – read more

The article highlights the numerous benefits of starting a traineeship to develop useful skills that can help advance your career. It provides first-hand stories from trainees who have gained valuable skills in relationship building, confidence, adaptability, customer service, event organising, project management, scheduling, communication, time management, and multitasking. These skills are highly transferable to other industries and can be added to your resume, making you a more competitive job candidate.

By starting a traineeship, you will also gain practical experience in a particular field and receive mentorship from experienced professionals. This experience will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, which can aid you in making informed decisions about your future career path.


A paid, employment and education training program that gives you a nationally recognised qualification. They are usually full-time, but can also be part-time or school-based. To find out more and a place to submit an expression of interest at this link.

Are you a recent high school graduate unsure about your path for the upcoming year? AFL SportsReady is calling for expressions of interest from individuals like you who are eager to secure a traineeship in 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience, develop valuable skills, and kickstart your career journey.

Explore the diverse fields available, from Sport and Recreation to Business and Administration, Education, Finance, Horticulture, Information Technology, Retail, and the Creative Industries. Don’t miss this chance to shape your future – express your interest in a traineeship now!

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