Traineeships are a great way for businesses to attract new employees or upskill existing team members.
Traineeships are very similar to apprenticeships, but they concentrate on vocational or job areas such as office administration, information technology, or hospitality.Traineeships are open to anyone of working age and can include existing and new members of your team.
Trainees will be paid for on the job training, learn new skills to improve their career and earn a nationally recognised qualification.
Businesses are rewarded with committed employees who have new skills and knowledge to be effective in your organisation.
Various State training departments offer a variety of fee-free and subsidised traineeship initiatives. Under these programs the states will pay for the students fees in a traineeship or a portion of them.
Contact us and we can help you understand what fee free traineeships initiatives you could be eligible for in your state.
WAGE SUBSIDY OPPORTUNITIES
The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) scheme is designed to support employers engage more trainees and is part of the COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
Under the BAC scheme, employers of any size, location or industry will be eligible for a Federal Government subsidy of 50% of the wages for a new apprentice or trainee employed from October 5, 2020, up to June 30, 2022.
Existing staff are also eligible if they move from a casual or part-time role to a part-time or full-time traineeship, respectively.
This subsidy applies at the commencement of a trainee to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter ($28,000 per year). This subsidy is also not available for any trainee receiving any other form of Australian Government wage subsidy.