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Posted 2021-02-05

About the role

UGL in partnership with Skillset, and in conjunction with two well-respected Wellington business are seeking applications for their new School Based Trainee to start early 2021. The successful School Based Trainees will complete their Certificate II in Automotive whilst working along-side industry professionals.

Held over a two-year period the program combines PAID WORK, training and school. The student will earn a nationally recognised industry qualification while gaining credit towards their HSC and ATAR.

This is an opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individual who enjoys hands-on work and is keen to pursue a career in the automotive industry.


  • Excellent career opportunity to work and learn in prominent businesses in Wellington, NSW
  • Two-year, paid placement that will provide formal on the job training
  • You will be allocated a dedicated Skillset Consultant who will support you throughout your Traineeship
  • At the successful completion of the role you will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification


  • Learn the foundations and content to develop skills and knowledge used in the automotive industry
  • Assist qualified mechanics with serving, repairs and diagnostics on vehicles
  • Provide a high level of customer service both face-to-face and over the phone
  • Adhere to Workplace Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Complete all related theory work associated with the Traineeship


  • Currently in Year  9 or 10 and available to start early 2021
  • Committed to the study component of the Traineeship whilst completing their other allocated school studies
  • Keen interest in the automotive industry
  • Excellent communication and mathematical skills
  • Aptitude for problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Reliable transport to work


  • If you are interested in this opportunity and attend a school in the  Wellington Region - please speak to your Careers Advisor.
  • Once you have registered your interest with your school go to for further information and to apply
  • Once you apply you will receive an online entrance exam via automatic reply. Individuals who do not complete the online entrance exam within the specified time frame will be unable to progress to the next stage
  • Only applications with a cover letter and up-to-date resume will be considered
  • Your cover letter must address the selection criteria and tell us why you are interested in the Traineeship and any experience you may have related to the Traineeship
  • Applicants must be able to attend interviews Dubbo, NSW
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate work rights in Australia


At Skillset, your future is our focus. Skillset recruits the right people for your business: Permanent Placements, Temporary Staff, Trainees and Trainees.
Skillset has over 38 years industry experience operating in the Central West, providing a full range of end to end recruitment services tailored to each individual and organisation.
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Australia Skillset would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.
We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.