The benefits of employing an apprentice
Published Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 4:40pm
The benefits of employing an apprentice are plentiful.
With increasing pressure being put on the Queensland employment sector due to the state's skills shortage, the benefits of employing an apprentice are plentiful for businesses.
More students are enrolling in vocational training nationally, with almost 2 million Australians involved in a program during 2011 - including thousands of apprenticeships in Queensland.
Apprenticeship and traineeship programs benefit both the worker and the employer - contributing as an important member of your workforce where they learn invaluable skills on the job.
Australian apprentices and trainees are covered by a national system which adapts to the individual requirements of your business. And with a multitude of qualification levels across more than 500 occupations, the diverse skill set of workers is bound to benefit your business.
Combining classroom training with on the job work can be tailored to suit your business, whether it’s a school-based program, part-time or full-time.
Businesses who take on apprentices or trainees have been proven to benefit from increased productivity, worker motivation and morale, improved staff retention and savings on capital costs and materials.
The added benefit is that once training is complete, employers can potentially take on a skilled worker who already knows the processes, systems and operations of their business - saving employer's significant time and hassle in the recruitment phase.
BUSY At Work has a long history of providing apprenticeship services to communities of Queensland and has seen firsthand how employing an apprentice can invigorate businesses and the lives of individuals.
BUSY At Work’s deputy CEO, Paul Miles said “Because of our long history we gained expert knowledge on what businesses want and need from apprenticeships and traineeships.”
“Whether it’s recruiting the apprentice or managing and mentoring them or just help with all the paperwork involved.”
“We understand that the apprenticeship system can sometimes be a little confusing as there's so much great information out there, it’s best to contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre like BUSY to get the right advice before you make any decisions.”
“BUSY consultants guide businesses step-by-step through the apprenticeship process, from inducting your employee and signing the National Training Contract, to making sure you and your apprentice receive the financial incentives you are entitled too,” stated Mr Miles.