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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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Harry Finds His Passion For Landscaping Through Transition to Work Program

Harry Finds His Passion For Landscaping Through Transition to Work Program

Three years ago Harry Lovett made the decision to quit school and take time out to consider what he wanted to do with his life. Dropping out in Year 10, the former Noosa District State High School student was determined to follow his own path and make a success of his life. After working in a couple of labouring jobs Harry decided to try his hand at landscaping and since then he hasn’t looked back.

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Building Rewarding Careers in the Cabinet Making Industry

Building Rewarding Careers in the Cabinet Making Industry

Gold Coast local Ethan Parish has recently signed up with Germancraft Cabinets through BUSY At Work and is enthusiastic about working in the cabinet making industry. “I like to use my hands and enjoy the crafting and creative side of the trade. I’m learning how to make the different components for the kitchens and I’m looking forward to being able to go out on site and help with the installations.” “All the staff are very supportive and I like the family environment here,” Ethan said.

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BUSY At Work builds strong partnership with JWB Construction Pty Ltd

BUSY At Work builds strong partnership with JWB Construction Pty Ltd

“We are a rail maintenance and construction company and we are proud that we have recently been recognised by the Logan City Council as a large employer in this region.” Danny said many of the new apprentices recruited through BUSY At Work had undertaken or were currently undertaking a Certificate III Civil Construction - Plant Operations, or a Certificate III Civil Construction – Road Construction and Maintenance.

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National Skills Week, August 28 – September 3, 2017

National Skills Week, August 28 – September 3, 2017

This week celebrates National Skills Week, which is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). National Skills Week continues to attract overwhelming support following a survey of stakeholders who confirmed the importance of having a dedicated week to highlight VET, Industry trends and the link between training and jobs. Every year since its

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BUSY merger with ON-Q brings brighter future for QLD and NSW

BUSY merger with ON-Q brings brighter future for QLD and NSW

Gold Coast based Apprenticeship and Employment Services organisation BUSY At Work has merged with ON-Q Human Resources and Disability Services. BUSY CEO Paul Miles says, "By combining our strength and capability with the knowledge and skills ON-Q has demonstrated in the disability employment sector, we will create a powerful force for providing outstanding service levels to clients.”

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BUSY backs Hutchies in building Indigenous careers in the construction industry

BUSY backs Hutchies in building Indigenous careers in the construction industry

BUSY At Work is proudly supporting a new employment program which is producing some excellent results in building Indigenous careers in the construction and building industry. BUSY At Work Project Coordinator/Mentor Robyn Donnelly said BUSY was delighted to partner with Australia’s largest privately owned builder Hutchinson Builders to deliver the Statim-Yaga program. Statim-Yaga is derived from Torres Strait Islander Creole and the Jagera language and means to “start work.”

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Back to Work and $20,000 Youth Boost expanded to South East QLD

Back to Work and $20,000 Youth Boost expanded to South East QLD

From July 1, the existing Back to Work program available in regional Queensland will be extended to employers who take on a long-term unemployed or a young unemployed job seeker aged 15-24 years in the South East. This will support up to 1,500 new jobs in the South East, with eligible employers in line for support payments of up to $20,000

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The Glennie School sets the pace in school-based traineeships

The Glennie School sets the pace in school-based traineeships

Glennie School in Toowoomba leads the way in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. While many senior students have taken up the opportunity to seek traineeships and apprenticeships with locally based businesses, the private Anglican school for girls is also recruiting students to take up positions within the school with support from BUSY At Work. BUSY At Work Senior Industry Training Consultant Toowoomba region, Mark Stevens said the school had appointed eight senior students as trainees to work in a number of

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Apprenticeship and traineeship numbers continue to decline

Apprenticeship and traineeship numbers continue to decline

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) figures released yesterday show the number of people starting an apprenticeship or traineeship has continued to decline. There was also a decline in the number of apprentices and trainees in-training, with 265,000 in-training as at 31 December 2016, a decrease of 4.5% from 31 December 2015. This latest release of quarterly data also shows an overall decrease in the number of commencements, completions and cancellations and withdrawals, compared with the December

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Nathan set for a big future in the building industry

Nathan set for a big future in the building industry

While twenty one year old Chinchilla local Nathan Black is excited about having just completed his carpentry apprenticeship, he still has his feet firmly planted on the ground and is keen to continue the learning process in a trade he is passionate about. For Nathan completing an apprenticeship is just the beginning and he is the first to admit it hasn’t always been an easy ride. For those considering taking up a carpentry apprenticeship, Nathan was happy to offer some words of advice. “When you’re new to a tr

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BUSY backs insurance giant Youi with accredited traineeship program

BUSY backs insurance giant Youi with accredited traineeship program

BUSY At Work’s already strong partnership with global insurance company Youi reached new heights last month with the launch of Youi’s tailor-made traineeship program for all new call centre employees. The first twenty new recruits were signed up through BUSY At Work to the company’s 12 month Certificate III in Customer Engagement accredited program. A collaborative approach with BUSY, Youi and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the Australian College of Commerce and Management (ACCM), has succeeded in the

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New apprentice and trainee figures show growth in non-trade occupations

New apprentice and trainee figures show growth in non-trade occupations

Figures release last week by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) show the number of people starting an apprenticeship or traineeship is up 2.9% for the September 2016 quarter, compared with the September 2015 quarter however, the increase is not from our trade occupations. The NCVER attributed the overall 17% increase to 23,400, in non-trade commencements which include hospitality workers (up 600); and sales assistants and sales people (up 500).

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BUSY backs Queensland Government’s extension of $20,000 Youth Boost

BUSY backs Queensland Government’s extension of $20,000 Youth Boost

The $20,000 Youth Boost payment has been an integral part of the government’s $100 million Back to Work Program which has seen 2,323 Queenslanders employed by 1,090 regional businesses. The Youth Boost payment is specifically targeted towards employers who hire unemployed youth aged between 15 to 24 in the eligible regions of Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Mackay/Whitsunday, Central Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett North West and South West. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said the extension of the Youth Boost pay

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Gold Coast 101 Campaign takes the lead around Australia

Gold Coast 101 Campaign takes the lead around Australia

With Gold Coast’s youth unemployment sitting around 12% in November last year, leading provider of employment and apprenticeship services BUSY At Work was determined not to take it sitting down. BUSY joined forces with Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Training and local Federal Member Karen Andrews to call on Gold Coast employers to help resolve this growing trend. Embarking

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Gold Coast Employers asked to employ 101 School Leavers and Youth in Six Weeks

Gold Coast Employers asked to employ 101 School Leavers and Youth in Six Weeks

In one of the most ambitious youth employment campaigns ever undertaken on the Gold Coast, BUSY At Work has set itself a target of placing 101 Gold Coast Year 12 school leavers and youth into apprenticeships and traineeships in six weeks. The GC101 Apprenticeship campaign was launched today by Federal Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, the Hon Karen Andrews MP.

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Why residential construction growth benefits Queensland apprentices

Why residential construction growth benefits Queensland apprentices

There's a growing demand across Australia for affordable housing, one that's rearing its head in Queensland as well. It's a market condition that could benefit apprentices in Queensland in more than one way, especially as construction activity continues to ramp up. Not only does the new wave of record housing approvals create job opportunities for people working in a range of different trades, it makes it easier to live and work in the state as well. A combination of new housing developments and first-home grants is helpi

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Tourism boom could create 20,000 jobs by 2020

Tourism boom could create 20,000 jobs by 2020

According to Tourism Research Australia data, the Queensland's tourism industry already generates $23 billion a year and contributes 7.5 per cent of gross state product. It supports approximately 220,000 jobs representing one in every 11 positions and could be set to create another 20,000 jobs over the next four years with the State Government's new action plan.

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Nicholas takes gold at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition

Nicholas takes gold at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition

Twenty three year old Bundaberg local, Nicholas Lennox now has the world at his feet after taking out gold in the Electrical Installation section at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition held in Melbourne earlier this month. Employed by Bundaberg company, Big T Electrical & Cooling, the fourth year apprentice is hoping he gets the chance to represent Australia at

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How Queensland’s sporting dominance will kick?-start your career

How Queensland’s sporting dominance will kick?-start your career

The efforts of the Queensland Firebirds and the North Queensland Cowboys over the past year have meant a lot to Queenslanders. Now thanks to the construction of new stadiums, you can go from supporting your team on Sunday to helping them build their future on Monday. Those looking for apprenticeships in Queensland could have a helping hand in these developments or look for traineeships in fields such as hospitality which grow to support our sporting stars.

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Queensland base metal region inviting global mineral explorers

Queensland base metal region inviting global mineral explorers

In a Queensland Government press release, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said that the date the tenders open would be Friday the 16th of September. These tenders would open for exploration of 102 square kilometres in the region, with the potential for excavating copper, gold, lead and zinc.

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3 speakers you need to hear at Queensland Infrastructure Projects Conference 2016

3 speakers you need to hear at Queensland Infrastructure Projects Conference 2016

Scheduled for October 25-6 and hosted at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Queensland Infrastructure Projects Conference will see key figures in the industry outline how infrastructure development will continue to evolve across Queensland. It's an event that's expected to generate excitement around apprenticeship opportunities and showcase the developments that Queenslanders can look forward to in the near future.

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