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Considering a career in the Automotive Industry?

Considering a career in the Automotive Industry?

Misguided career advisors may think gaining a career in the automotive industry is for those who are more inclined to manual work rather than high-order thinking. As most of us know, cars are complicated beasts these days, with automated functions like park assist, lane departure warning and emergency brake assist – and that’s all before you even try to work

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Construction Course Participants are Building Career Pathways

Construction Course Participants are Building Career Pathways

Having completed the first two weeks of theory in Ipswich, the participants have since moved to Ormeau three days a week where they have been building planter boxes, dog houses and tables which they will take home to their families. One of the participants in the program, William, said the sign-up process was fairly simple, “I applied for the course

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BUSY At Work Helped Chris Back into a Work Routine

BUSY At Work Helped Chris Back into a Work Routine

Originally from Melbourne, Chris has been living in Wynnum (QLD) for the past five years and within that time, has completed his Vet Nursing certificate and many hours volunteering in the industry. With the events of COVID-19 making it difficult for him to further his career, Chris decided to press pause and instead try something different. Having been unemployed for

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Tax Time Tips to Trust Today

Tax Time Tips to Trust Today

Lucky for us, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have provided some helpful tips on how to successfully submit your tax return for the 2020-2021 period. To make sure you are getting the most possible out of your tax return, you need to be certain about what you can claim. The ATO lists a variety of expenses that you can deduct

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Maggie Quits her Office Job for a Trade Career Path

Maggie Quits her Office Job for a Trade Career Path

Flash forward after leaving school and Maggie found herself in full time administration work, which she wasn’t particularly enjoying but it paid the bills. When Maggie saw a position advertised for a painter her passion for hands-on work and a desire for a trades career was reignited. With a push from her family and friends, Maggie decided to stop thinking

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Budget 2021 – Securing Australia’s Economic Recovery

Budget 2021 – Securing Australia’s Economic Recovery

The economy is recovering with the unemployment rate at 5.6%, now lower than pre-pandemic levels, and the continued focus of this budget in ‘creating jobs’. The strategies to achieve this include investment in education, infrastructure projects and an extension of the highly successful 50% wage subsidy for hiring a new apprentice or trainee until March 2022. For businesses and job

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Minister Di Farmer visits PWR and their 30 Apprentices

Minister Di Farmer visits PWR and their 30 Apprentices

PWR have always invested in their staff, providing qualification skills that can assist their employee’s career paths in the automotive, engineering and manufacturing industries. They currently have 30 apprentices on staff, supported by BUSY At Work, an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider. The Minister Di Farmer, along with Paul Miles (Managing Director for BUSY At Work), listened to the

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Agriculture Industry Benefitting through Apprenticeships

Agriculture Industry Benefitting through Apprenticeships

The program provides formal qualifications through traineeships and apprenticeships, as well as educating young people in the multitude of career paths available in the industry. It turns what can sometimes be a gap year straight out of high school, or a short term experience on a remote property into a genuine and life changing career opportunity. Established in 1824, AACo

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Father and son team building a business together!

Father and son team building a business together!

  When his son Noah expressed interest in becoming a builder himself, helping out in the business during school holidays, Simon’s fatherly reaction was ‘finish year 12 first’. Which is what Noah did, during a very difficult 2020, he completed his QCE, and when he still expressed interest in becoming a builder Simon agreed to put him on as an

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Multhana Property Services – Creating Career Opportunities for First Nations People

Multhana Property Services – Creating Career Opportunities for First Nations People

With clients across Queensland’s commercial, industrial and government sectors, Multhana offer cost-effective and efficient solutions, underpinned by seasoned project management and industry knowledge. Joseph Wallace, current Director and Aboriginal descendent of the Jirrabal Rainforest people in the Atherton Tablelands and Juru people in Bowen, North Queensland, in partnership with CMBM Facility Services’ Managing Director, Mark Hohn, and Director, Damien Cann,

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You’ve left school – now what?

You’ve left school – now what?

Do you go straight from school into university or TAFE? Take a gap year to travel or find work and save some money? Earn while you learn through an apprenticeship or traineeship? We’ve got 5 tips to help you work out the best path for you after leaving school. Tip 1 – Do not Fear the Decision Whatever decision you

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Job Opportunities Abound on our Road to Recovery

Job Opportunities Abound on our Road to Recovery

BUSY At Work, an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider and part of The BUSY Group who provide a range of programs and services to support skills and employment growth, are witnessing a phenomenal number of job vacancy opportunities in the last month or so and believe it is a result of the Australian Government’s stimulus package to support our economic

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Partnership will encourage greater industry skills and employment outcomes for Queensland

Partnership will encourage greater industry skills and employment outcomes for Queensland

At an official launch this week at Cleveland, BUSY At Work has officially announced their preferred partnership agreement with Australian Industry Trade College (AITC). The announcement comes after a 12 year relationship between the two organisations where they have remained dedicated to developing skills and career opportunities for young people in Queensland. Australian Industry Trade College offers Year 10, 11

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The future of industry and jobs, post-Covid

The future of industry and jobs, post-Covid

So what does the future hold for job seekers looking for secure employment moving forward? While many people in industries such as the arts, hospitality and tourism took a massive hit with job losses, many other industries have ‘risen from the ashes’ since the pandemic hit us earlier in 2020. In no particular order, here are the top 7 industries

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Australia’s One-Stop Apprenticeship Site for Employers and Job Seekers

Australia’s One-Stop Apprenticeship Site for Employers and Job Seekers

Now more than ever Australia is looking to rebuild our economy and re-skill job seekers for new industries that are providing great opportunities. With encouragement from the Australian Government to re-skill for these industries, it may be the perfect time to consider an apprenticeship or traineeship pathway – or a trainee or apprentice for your business. Apprenticeship Central is the

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Great Tax time Tips from ATO for Apprentices

Pretty sure we can all agree that 2020 has been a crazy year so far. Pandemic anyone?  Let’s hope, like the second half of a bad-start football game, we make an amazing comeback. With tax time upon us, this financial year there are special considerations when lodging a return for the 2019-2020 period. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has provided

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A passion for gadgets led Jasper to apprenticeship success

A passion for gadgets led Jasper to apprenticeship success

Jasper Greinke always had a passion for finding out how things work and picking apart electronic devices. That’s why choosing to complete his final two years of high school at the Australian Industry Trade College was the best decision he ever made, Jasper said. Three years ago, Jasper was the very first apprentice to sign up under BUSY At Work’s

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Young Cairns apprentice has a bright future

Young Cairns apprentice has a bright future

Sam Wallis has always enjoyed being in nature. “I’ve always been an outdoors person. I love camping, fishing, stuff like that,” the 19 year old said. Lucky for Sam, he is undertaking a three year horticulture apprenticeship that Cairns Regional Council (CRC) has created in support of BUSY At Work’s Cairns50 campaign. Last year Sam undertook a Work Skills Traineeship

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Titans Player Building his Career on and off the Field

Titans Player Building his Career on and off the Field

A footballers career is an exhilarating one, just ask Ash Taylor, half-back for the Gold Coast Titans. In the 2018 season Ash achieved 17 try-assists for the team and his pre-season lead-up this year indicates he is one to watch, evident in his commitment for ongoing improvement. But like many elite sporting careers, football careers often run short and players

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World First App to Revolutionise Choosing An Apprenticeship

World First App to Revolutionise Choosing An Apprenticeship

Employment provider BUSY At Work has today unveiled a state-of-the-art, world first virtual reality app designed to revolutionise the way young people choose an apprenticeship. VApprentice is a gamification app that provides potential apprentices with a virtual experience of jobs ranging across sectors such as hospitality, construction and retail. BUSY At Work Managing Director Paul Miles said that it is

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Jewellery Manufacturing Apprentice is Set to Shine

Jewellery Manufacturing Apprentice is Set to Shine

Since the age of 14, Brock Hodgson has dreamed of becoming a jeweller. Fast forward to eight years later and he is on his way, thanks to an apprenticeship opportunity in jewellery manufacturing with Stephen Dibb Jewellers, signed up through BUSY At Work. Just weeks into his apprenticeship with the reputable Brisbane jewellers, Brock was chosen as a finalist in

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5 Apprenticeships And Traineeships With Thousands Of Jobs Available Right Now

5 Apprenticeships And Traineeships With Thousands Of Jobs Available Right Now

With university degrees no longer rewarding students with a guarantee of full-time work, there’s a greater need for alternate education and employment pathways. Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to train people in occupations and industries that are experiencing high demand. For businesses, hiring apprentices and trainees is a great option because it involves taking on workers that are

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PaTH Internship brings apprenticeship success for Liam

PaTH Internship brings apprenticeship success for Liam

Twelve months ago quietly spoken Liam Scope had an uncertain future. As a registered job seeker with ETC Coomera, Liam was lacking in confidence and finding it hard to gain employment in the hospitality industry due to not having a car and licence. After gaining his license, Liam’s life took a positive turn when he was offered a PaTH Internship

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Apprentice and Trainee Trade commencements increase for September Quarter

Apprentice and Trainee Trade commencements increase for September Quarter

The latest apprentice and trainee data published for September 2017 quarter showed trade commencements were up 4.2% compared to September 2016 quarter. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report showed the biggest trade commencement increases in automotive and engineering (up 16.8%) and construction trades workers (up 5.5%). This increase comes despite a 3.2% decline in trade commencements for

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Local knowledge helps Rachael hit the ground running

Local knowledge helps Rachael hit the ground running

While it’s been only been three months since Rachael Cafe took up her new role as BUSY At Work’s new Industry Training Consultant, it’s fair to say she already has a great understanding of the issues and challenges faced by local job seekers and employers. Since joining the Ipswich Mall office in August this year, Rachael has been kept very

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Gala Event marks a BUSY 40 Years of Employment Services

Gala Event marks a BUSY 40 Years of Employment Services

“It’s a great success story – for our clients and for improving Australian society through helping people into meaningful and productive work,” Mr Miles said. The BUSY Group – originally “BUSY Inc” – was founded in 1977, with a remit from then President Martin Punch to help homeless youth on the Gold Coast.

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Harry Takes on Ambassadorship Role For New GC101 Campaign

Harry Takes on Ambassadorship Role For New GC101 Campaign

Late last year 18 year old Harry Brickles began to seriously contemplate what career path he wanted to follow for the rest of his life. Having just finished Year 12, Harry’s school results could have given him direct entry into university but instead he decided to follow his passion and secure an automotive light vehicle apprenticeship during BUSY At Work’s GC101 campaign. Now twelve months into his apprenticeship with Grand Motors at Southport, Harry is keen to play a key role as one of six inaugural ambassadors for thi

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Max Ready To Cook Up a Storm For New GC101 Campaign

Max Ready To Cook Up a Storm For New GC101 Campaign

As the latest ambassador for BUSY At Work’s GC101 campaign, Max Hall has always had a passion for food so it’s not surprising to hear him talking enthusiastically about where this passion might take him in the future. “With cooking you learn so many things you can take into your everyday life. When you get home from work it’s reassuring to know that you have the skills to cook something really nice.” “You can have small family dinners where you can cook for everyone and they all really appreciate the hard work yo

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Silvio Backs New GC101 Campaign

Silvio Backs New GC101 Campaign

First year motor mechanic apprentice Silvio De Vito has learnt a lot during the past year. After securing an apprenticeship with Von Bibra Auto Village, Robina during BUSY At Work’s GC101 campaign last year, Silvio is keen to play a role in this year’s campaign.

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