What are the benefits?
No matter what industry you are in, apprentices and trainees (including schoool-based) provide real benefits to your business. And because no two businesses are the same, apprenticeships and traineeships have been designed to be flexible, while at the same time providing nationally-recognised training developed for the industry by the industry.
You make all the hiring decisions with an apprenticeship or traineeship and provide training in your way of doing the job. This increases efficiency and productivity in your business. You will be helping foster growth while maintaining and preserving the quality of skills in your industry. You will have a competitive edge by having trained a skilled team.
Significant incentives are available for employers who hire an apprentice or trainee. These incentives encourage employers to offer employment-based training opportunities that will encourage people to acquire and expand their working skills. One of the most important benefits of a healthy training culture is that the skills of your staff are formally recognised and that your employees feel their contribution to the company is valued.
The benefits of employing an apprentice or trainee include:
An effective way to attract and recruit staff
During a period of unprecedented demand and competition for skilled labour, employers are now viewing apprenticeships and traineeships as an intergral component of their workforce recruitement strategy. Employers train the person within their work environment in areas where skills are required.
A catalyst for rethinking systems and processes
Employers have reported that training an apprentice or trainee often encourages staff to rethink and challenge existing work practices. Productivity improvements can be an unexpected consequence of employing an apprentice or trainee.
Contributing to their community
School-based apprenticeships or traineeships can make a real difference in motivating young people to complete school and work towards their future goal.
Employers and supervisors often experience a great deal of satisfaction during the process as they help apprentices and trainees mould new skills and gain confidence in a work environment.
Read testimonials from businesses who are involved in the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Queensland.
Employers may also benefit from state and federal government incentives for employing an apprentice or trainee. Various incentives are available for eligible employers depending on their location, industry and the person employed.
For more information on state government incentives, refer to the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation website or phone 1300 369 925.
For more information on federal government incentives, please contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre via the website or phone 13 38 73.