Tackling the Skills Shortage
The NSW Government is continuing to reskill the State with applications now open for the NSW Public Sector Apprentices and Trainees Program, delivering on the Government’s commitment to employ 1000 extra apprentices.
The $93.5 million investment, committed during the state election, will provide an opportunity for up to 1,000 apprentices and trainees to join more than 30 government agencies and state-owned corporations.
Under the former government, the NSW skills sector was undervalued and neglected, which led to a 33 percent decline in apprenticeship and traineeship commencements since 2011.
However, the NSW Labor Government understands how important a strong vocational education system is for skills and training in NSW.
Over three years of training, until June 2026, successful applicants will be able to:
1. Earn and learn on the job;
2. Have access to excellent career opportunities and industry experience;
3. Gain support from highly experienced and skilled industry professionals;
4. Build hands-on, practical experience; and
5. Earn nationally recognised qualifications.
There are more than 50 qualifications available in the program with more than half of the roles based regionally.
To learn more about the initiative and register interest, visit The 1,000 NSW Public Sector Apprentices and Trainees Program | NSW Government