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Benefits of hiring an apprentice or trainee

Benefits of hiring an apprentice or trainee

Employing an Australian apprentice is a smart investment in the future of your business. Investing in training through an Australian Apprenticeship can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. Often your apprentice will receive additional external support to complete their training, making an apprenticeship a cost-effective way of training staff.

Build the skills capacity of business

Developing the capability for a business to grow is an important consideration for employers. Employing an apprentice or trainee is an effective way to help meet the demands of the business and increase production. Qualifications that have been developed through consultation with industry are the basis of an apprenticeship or traineeship. Assessment is based on an employee demonstrating the skill required.

Adapt learning to workplaces

As an employer you are required to provide practical experience by adapting the learning to your own workplace practices. This involves an active approach and attention to an apprentice’s progress through training. Each apprentice or trainee must undertake formal training during work time. This may be at a training organisation or at your work place. Time for training is paid as work time.

Numerous apprenticeship and traineeship options

Australian apprenticeships and traineeships are available in a variety of certificate level in more than 500 occupations across Australia. Consisting of traditional trades as well as many emerging careers in most sectors of business and industry, a full list available on Australian Apprenticeships website: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au An employer can also select the training organisation, location and employment basis depending on the organisations training requirements.

Employer incentives and wage subsides

The Australian and State and Territory Governments may provide incentives for employing apprentices and trainees. Incentives can vary according to the skill level of the apprenticeship qualification and other factors such as location, skills shortage occupations and age. Incentives change regularly and there are eligibility criteria, so it is essential to discuss current incentives with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers

Apprenticeship Network Providers provide support to employers, apprentices and trainees from commencement through to completion. AASNs register an apprentice or trainee in their formal training contract. The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) is your first point of contact for queries about how an Apprenticeship or Traineeship works, and how to set up one at your workplace.