Join a community of your peers and find support and mentorship
BuildUp Apprentice is made for you to find success in your trade to meet your potential and benefit the industry into the future. Membership with the organisation is entirely free and always will be provided by the generous support of our members.
When you sign up as an apprentice, young or old, employed or prospective, you’ll gain access to tools, information, support, and mateship to help you better navigate your trade and seek better outcomes as you progress through your apprenticeship.
BuildUp Apprentice is structured to be inclusive of all current and prospective apprentices, so, upon joining the community, you’ll be provided with relevant access and tools to find the next steps to your success. Currently employed apprentices will be paired with experienced tradespeople with no stake in your current employment, to provide you with mentorship and ongoing support.
With a mentor on your side, you’ll have somewhere to turn when things get tough. Prospective apprentices will gain access to a wealth of information on how to find the best employment, an opportunity to upload your resume to our network, and the same information to assist you in achieving better financial and health outcomes.
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 the tools you need on an apprentice wage, and access exclusive sponsor offers on 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 member portal
Contact your mentor or access our services with our bespoke member portal to find the aid you need no matter where you are.
Hear from your peers
Find success as a BuildUp Apprentice
Better outcomes with the support of a mentor
In your BuildUp mentor, you’ll have somewhere to turn when your work becomes overwhelming. Share your experiences – your problems, questions, victories, and growth – with your mentor and you’ll find their insight and advice will help you make the most of your time as a tradesperson-in-training.
A sense of community with shared experiences
Reach out to your community with the BuildUp Apprentice app and participate in discussions, providing your own methods for finding success, coping with difficult challenges, support for your peers, and celebrate the good times.
Vital resources to find the right path forward
Access the tools and resources made available to you to learn how to perform within your trade, understand your rights, manage your financial situation, and find better mental health outcomes for yourself and your peers.
Find the right home for your education
Find an ethical employer who is motivated to teach you a trade and prepare yourself to succeed in your apprenticeship. Share your resume on our member directory and access exclusive sponsor offers to equip yourself with the right tools for the job.