Mentoring For My Apprentice

As a member of the automotive industry for over a decade, we understand the day-to-day challenges faced by apprentices, dealers, workshops and other industry members. This experience means Apprenticeships Are Us is uniquely positioned to provide apprentices in the industry with quality industry specific support and advice.

 

What is Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices?

The Australian Government has contracted Apprenticeships Are Us to provide Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) in the automotive industry across New South Wales and Victoria.

 

Apprenticeships Are Us offers Australian Apprentices intensive support throughout the first two years of an Australian Apprenticeship. Our Mentors are trade qualified and experienced automotive industry professionals who support apprentices through:

  • expert advice on career options, pathways, and skills development requirements within the automotive industry
  • individualised technical, career and pathway advice relevant to the changing nature of work within the industry and personal areas of interest
  • support with technical skills training
  • referral to other forms of support should you be facing personal issues that are causing or likely to cause barriers to completion of training
  • support and advice to adapt to the demands of automotive industry workplaces
How will ISMAA help me retain my apprentice?

Our services will identify apprentices who are at risk of discontinuing their apprenticeship so that tailored support can be provided. An Individual Mentoring Plan (IMP) is created for each apprentice which contains a time and goal oriented approach to:

  • assist apprentices to address the barriers they may face to completing their apprenticeship
  • improve the retention of apprentices within the automotive industry throughout the first 2 years of their apprenticeship
  • improve the likelihood that each apprentice will then go on to complete their apprenticeship in a manner that complements the in-training support assistance provided by the apprentice’s Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Some of the challenges your apprentice may face include, but are not limited to; career pathway advice, motivation, confidence, technical skill development, workplace support, support from family/partner/friends, periods of personal or financial difficulty and workplace issues.

What do I need to do?Contact Apprenticeships Are Us on 1300 758 376 to talk to a mentor about supporting your apprentice.