Apprentices & Trainees

MBA Group Training offers a unique alternative for anyone looking to start their trade career, and ensures the sustainability of youth employment and training in the Hunter.

Don’t pay, get paid

Commencing an Apprenticeship or Traineeship provides the opportunity to earn while you learn. Start your career with hands on experience working in the field of your choosing and learning the expertise of the trade - without the HECS Debt.

The MBA Offers


3-4 years duration, 1 day training per week


1-2 years duration, average 3 hours online training per week

This is not year 10 work experience. The work - and the money - is real.

Throughout the period of your employment, you will gain additional knowledge and skills (applicable to your career) through accredited TAFE courses. Learn in an environment where everyone is on the same wavelength, in the same industry, and with the same interests as you.

Gain the competitive advantage to give you an edge in your vocation.

MBA Group Training delivers job satisfaction and the knowledge that you’ve already begun to climb the corporate ladder. The scheme allows for flexibility in working conditions, and job rotation for multi-skilling.

Still at school?

You can even begin your training while still at school. Some institutions offer VET courses, which will give you accreditation towards your apprenticeship studies. Not to mention the knowledge and understanding you will already have first day on the job. Ask your careers advisor for more info, or logon to the Board of Studies website for details of courses.

Looking for something different? Why not Business Administration

Offering Certificate’s III and IV in Business Administration, NMBA ensures all Business Trainee’s receive job relevant training that is embedded into the workplace across various industries and work environments including Law Firms, Accounting Offices and Building Industry Operations Teams.

Sound like you?

Our Group Training Apprentices are hard working individuals seeking hands on experience. Most have access to their own transport, with a a large number joining us seeking a change in career or just out of school. Our numbers are rapidly growing and we are always looking for enthusiastic and talented people to join our team.

Apprentice & Trainee FAQ

Apprenticeships have a duration of 3 – 4 years and Traineeships have a duration of 1 – 2 years.

For most trade apprenticeships, you will attend TAFE 1 day each week during the TAFE Terms and Semesters. For most Traineeships you will complete online training units of competency for approximately 3 hours each week.

Yes! You get paid for all TAFE days

Apply through our website by clicking ‘JOBS’ in the top right corner.

In the unlikely case that the Host Employer you are placed with runs low on work, you are handed back to NMBA to place you out with a new Host Employer to continue your Apprenticeship.

At the commencement of your Apprenticeship, the TAFE Campus of your choice is notified and an enrolment link will be emailed to you prior to the next intake

Nope. As a new start first year Apprentice, we provide you with a basic hand tool kit and tool box, as well as the necessary equipment to kit start your onsite learning. As you progress through your Apprenticeship, you will expand your tool kit.