Kickstart your career with a Big Build Apprenticeship

Launch your new career with a Big Build Apprenticeship or traineeship

Whether you’re looking for a new career or just starting out, a Big Build Apprenticeship (BBA) could be perfect for you. Apprenticeships Victoria has partnered with the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN)(opens in a new window), major project host employers and the TAFE/training sector to offer apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities across the state.

Be part of something big

The Victorian Government is investing $70 billion in major infrastructure and smart technology projects to build more capacity on existing networks and fund improvements across roads, rail and ports.

A Big Build Apprenticeship is your chance to potentially work on some of these infrastructure projects.

The Big Build training pathway can get you involved in projects like North East Link and the new Footscray Hospital.

If you’re ready, register your interest to be part of Victoria’s Big Build.

If you would like more information, learn more about Victoria’s Big Build.

Earn while you learn

Get paid while you learn the tools of the trade and study towards your formal qualification. You’ll have a guaranteed job with one or more host employers for the duration of your program.

With 24 different Big Build Apprenticeships and traineeships to choose from – from civil construction, carpentry, plumbing and electrical to business administration, project management and IT – you’re sure to find something that suits your interests.

Quality training from industry professionals

Be guided by industry-experienced teachers, trainers and professionals. so you can put learning straight into practice.

Receive ‘on and off the job’ support

As an apprentice or trainee, you’ll get access to dedicated support to help you manage your training and complete your qualification. The Big Build Apprenticeship initiative provides additional support to encourage people who have been hardest hit by the global pandemic or who may not typically consider a career in the trades, including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those from multicultural communities.

How does a Big Build Apprenticeship work?

BBA welcomes applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. Once you register(opens in a new window) your interest in becoming a Big Build apprentice or trainee, an AEN team member will contact you to find out what you’re interested in, let you know what your options are and link you to a Group Training Organisation (GTO) that acts as your employer.

The GTO will then match you with potential host employers, put you forward for specific roles, coordinate your initial training, provide an induction and enrol you in a training organisation/tertiary institution course.

You might stay with the same host employer throughout your apprenticeship/traineeship or rotate through different employers and roles, giving you a wider range of skills and experience. You’ll be in paid, full-time employment for the duration of your apprenticeship, no matter which host employer you work with.

How can you get started?

Register your interest by completing a short form with your contact details and we’ll be in touch with the next steps. Get started by registering your interest.

How we will use your information

This consent notice below explains how your personal information will be collected and handled if you register your interest in undertaking a Big Build Apprenticeship or traineeship with the Big Build Apprenticeships Program (the Program).