Find the right path through your apprenticeship
For mentorship from experienced business owners, vital resources to thrive and succeed, and a broad community of your peers, join BuildUp Apprentice today and achieve the meet your potential in the construction industry.
What you can expect as a BuildUp Apprentice
Establish a mentorship
Connect with an experienced tradesperson within your field. Your mentor will regularly contact you to provide support and advice, and you’ll be able to turn to them if you ever face abuse or mistreatment at work.
Connect with your peers
Access the BuildUp Apprentice community network and connect with peers working locally and around the country. Enjoy the Smoko Van Podcast each week, and you may even see the van near your worksite.
Access financial benefits
Receive advice from Xact Accounting on how to afford to live on an apprentice wage, and access exclusive sponsor offers to buy your tools.
Mental health support
Access vital information on how to identify and cope with mental health struggles for yourself and those you’re close to.
Find an apprenticeship
Seek guidance on becoming an apprentice with our resources, and gain access to our member network to find an employer.
Use the members portal
Contact your mentor or access our services with our bespoke members portal to find the aid you need no matter where you are.
See the results from your peers
Join BuildUp Apprentice for free today and be a part of a better industry
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Yes, BuildUp Australia is structured to support the future of the construction industry – and that includes you. As a prospective apprentice, you’ll have access to all of the same resources as our active apprentice members, and also have the ability to share your resume on the member network to find potential employers. When you find employment as an apprentice, we’ll then provide you with a mentor just as our active apprentice members are.
BuildUp Mentors are expected to contact you at a minimum of once each month to check in and ensure that you’re coping with any challenges that you’re facing at the time. However we encourage a greater degree of communication and support, and we’re committed to providing you with the mentorship that you need to succeed in your training as a tradesperson. If you’re ever feeling mistreated, overwhelmed, or isolated and unheard in your apprenticeship – we encourage you to contact your mentor as soon as you’re available to do so.
No, never. We strictly require that no conflict of interest interferes with the support provided from mentor to apprentice, so we arrange for your mentorship to come from an experienced tradesperson within your field who has no association with your place of employment.
Mentorship is strictly for apprentices, so when you’ve completed your apprenticeship, your mentorship will end and your mentor will likely be assigned a new apprentice from a different location. You will benefit from the network that you’ve established and the support you’ve received as a BuildUp Apprentice member as you carry on providing your unique talents and open-minded attentiveness to those in need in the construction industry.