Employing trainees for your business is a really smart move! Not only are you training staff for your business operations, you are also providing fantastic opportunities and increasing morale, while developing loyal and motivated employees.
Employing trainees benefits your business, strengthens your industry and makes your working life easier! When you hire a trainee you can:
A range of State and Federal Government financial assistance and other incentives are available to eligible employers when employee a trainee. They can help your business to cover some of the wages or other costs. For more information on State incentives…
A training contract is a legally binding agreement between employer and trainee. In signing the contract, all parties are bound by certain obligations in the contract and legislation.
Educators may elect to study full-time or part-time– learning on the job! Educators will need to be permanently employed for a minimum of 15 hours per week, and will not be eligible if they are a casual employee or sub-contractor.
Educators will need to be minimum working age but there is no maximum age limit to begin a traineeship and will also need to be an Australian Citizen, a New Zealand passport holder or hold a visa that allows you to engage in work in Australia.
Here is a flowchart to assist with getting you started. You can also access contact details for Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks here.
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