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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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Australians are becoming more supportive of mature age apprenticeships

Australians are becoming more supportive of mature age apprenticeships

When the topic of apprentices comes up in conversation, most people often think of younger Australians, people fresh out of school looking to make their first steps into the world of work. While this might be the traditional view, the reality is very different, with people of all ages using apprenticeship opportunities as a way to support career changes or try out new industries at any stage of their life.

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Roading infrastructure takes shape in Queensland

Roading infrastructure takes shape in Queensland

With hundreds of thousands of cars on the road around Queensland, it's important that the state is home to safe streets and highways that can handle traffic flows and prevent accidents. The continuing infrastructure upgrades around the state are a great source of apprenticeship opportunities. The more the population continues to grow, the more cars and other vehicles that end up on Queensland roads, necessitating further spending.

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