Posted November 18, 2018 08:04:31 A new survey shows that carpentry graduates are in demand in the labour market, as they are often sought out by employers for the most important roles.
The new research, which surveyed nearly 10,000 graduates, found that only 37 per cent of carpentry apprentices were in the most desirable positions.
The survey was conducted by the Australia Council of Career Education and Research (ACCEER), which is the main body of Australian career professionals.
“I think it’s really important to remember that carpenters are in the same boat as anyone else, and they are going to be looking for work,” ACCEER chief executive Andrew O’Connor said.
In fact, he said, carpentry students were likely to find employment in a wide range of industries and industries with skills in building homes, carpentering and plumbing.
Mr O’ Connor said carpentry was a relatively young career, but it was also a “vital” one that could provide jobs for people for many years.
“It’s not that carpence is hard to get into, it’s just that you have to put in a lot of effort to get there,” Mr O’Connors said.
“We are seeing apprenticeships, apprenticeships in the private sector and apprenticeships being created in industry and we have seen apprenticeships become a big part of the job market.”
There are lots of opportunities in carpentry and the opportunities are just starting to appear.”ACCEERS survey found apprentices were seeking jobs in carpentered industries, with around half of those who responded being from a carpentry company.”
More jobs available to carpentry grads in 2020 than ever beforeMr O. Connor said the key for graduates was to find jobs they can fill with skills they have acquired.””
And so that’s why the job opportunities are starting to become much more attractive.”
More jobs available to carpentry grads in 2020 than ever beforeMr O. Connor said the key for graduates was to find jobs they can fill with skills they have acquired.
“When you start looking for carpentry jobs and it’s difficult to find a job in carpence, it becomes really important for students to find work in a sector that is currently not as well-served as carpentry, and that is what we’re seeing a lot,” he explained.
“And that’s because carpentry is a skill that’s not as widely-available as carpentery is in other industries.”
The ACCEERS report also found that apprenticeships were more common in occupations that needed carpentry skills, such as woodworking, welding, carpets, carpetting, masonry, carpage, furniture, ceramics, woodworking and electrical, than in industries that did not.
ACCEers chief executive said it was important that apprentices were aware of the requirements for carpentings.
“So carpentry has a long way to go to be recognised as a viable profession in the industry that we’re in,” he added.
“I don’t think we can rely on carpentry to be a skill for everyone, but carpentry can be a useful skill for many occupations.”