All across Australia at the moment large companies are advertising their apprenticeship vacancies for the coming year. They do so this early, because generally they have a longer application process than small business does. So, if you have a son or a daughter who is in Year 11 or 12 and wanting to apply to a large well know company, this is the time to monitor job ads closely. If you live in an area where there are large industries, keep an eye on their websites for vacancies, as well as other online job postings (such as Seek) and also local newspapers, ( a good example, the recent AGL advertisement for apprenticeships in the Latrobe Valley, which was listed in several ways). Make sure you read every detail of the advertisement fully and follow instructions to the letter, as failure to do so will most likely result in failure to get through to the second stage. If a contact telephone number is provided, don’t be afraid to ring and seek assistance if you are unsure about a detail in the ad.