Apprenticeship Program

Be part of a global leader 

ANCA is proud of its world class apprenticeship program which has been successfully training highly skilled technicians since 2011. Set up by co-founder Pat McCluskey, the program has been designed to offer participants a range of technical training paths at its global headquarters in Bayswater, Melbourne.

My experience with the program has been broad and in depth, it has presented many challenging opportunities and has allowed me to upskill in number of areas I didn’t think I would get the chance to experience. All in all, our apprenticeship program is exciting and allows for a career promoting growth and learning in which we thrive upon.

Danny Calcutt
Applications Engineer and former ANCA apprentice

Apprenticeship Program

“ANCA is renowned for designing and manufacturing high-end CNC grinding machines, which we export around the world - competing and winning against international competitors. I have first-hand experience of our highly skilled technical processes – having built spindles to complete machines as well as 30 plus years’ experience as a Tool & Jig maker and Fitter & Turner.”

“Passing on my knowledge and teaching the next generation of talent is incredibly satisfying. It is rewarding watching our apprentices grow throughout their four-year program and to go on to successful careers. ANCA embraces diversity and is full of opportunities for those who work towards them.”


Russell Shaw, Apprentice Master

The program

Successful candidates start with 12 months training in ANCA’s Apprentice Training Facility under the responsibility of the Apprentice Master. In the second year participants have the chance to be part of a rotation program through various aspects of the business to ensure they receive a comprehensive education and gain exposure to a range of divisions.

If you are interested in Engineering and are looking for an advanced trade certificate in the Engineering industry, then you will want to find out more about this opportunity. The available professions are:


  • CNC machining 
  • Machine building 
  • Fault finding and analytic skills 
  • Machine commissioning 
  • Customer service

The first year TAFE requirements will be provided onsite by an accredited trainer and for the years following, all apprentices will attend TAFE one day per week during the TAFE terms. At the end of the four years, apprentices will become trade qualified in their chosen stream.

Above award rates apply after 12 months, with fantastic working conditions and the opportunity to work for an award winning, innovative Australian engineering and manufacturing success story.

To be considered for these positions you must display an interest in Engineering, with a Cert II in Engineering, Automotive, Electrical, or something similar seen as an advantage. Strong Mathematical and mechanical aptitude, and a professional approach to your career are also required.

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