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A Boost for Young Workers

A Boost for Young Workers

A former teacher, Sarah Williams, has always been passionate about educating young people. Now the owner of the Boost Juice franchise at Riverlink, Springfield, Sarah recently signed up her 4th school-based trainee, Avriel Jaggard, through Apprenticeship and Traineeship providers, BUSY At Work. Eager to assist young people transition into the workplace once they complete school, Boost Juice has a very

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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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Apprentice proving she can handle the heat!

Apprentice proving she can handle the heat!

With an award-winning reputation for serving local, ‘farm-to-fork’ produce and exceptional food, the Bluebird Kitchen and Smokehouse in Warwick is the perfect learning environment for passionate, up-and-coming cook, Julia Walker. In April 2017, Apprentice and Trainee experts, BUSY At Work, signed up Julia (then a year 11 student), to the school-based apprenticeship opportunity at Bluebird Kitchen, owned by husband and

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Social Activists A Force To Be Reckoned With

Social Activists A Force To Be Reckoned With

Think about some of the big social issues that have been at the focus of the past few years here and around the world. Marriage equality, climate change, gun control- even the plastic bag bans in supermarkets. No matter what your opinion is on these matters, it’s undeniable that young social activists have had a huge role in catalysing some

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Australia’s unemployment rate the lowest since April 2012

Australia’s unemployment rate the lowest since April 2012

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday have shown an increase in 5,600 jobs from August to September, contributing to the lowest unemployment rate in over 6 years. The 0.3 per cent decrease in the seasonally adjusted figures brought the unemployment rate down to 5.0, with the labour force participation rate standing at 65.4 per cent after

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Staying Alive – The Best Christmas Parties In Oz

Staying Alive – The Best Christmas Parties In Oz

As the end of the year approaches it’s easy to get excited about the upcoming silly season. Eventbrite have reported that Aussie businesses spent an average of $9,722 on their Christmas celebrations last year. On the more decadent end of things, 13% of businesses were said to have spent between $10,000 and $100,000, while 4% dropped more than a whopping

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Can you be asked to do that? Reasonable requests in the workplace and when the line has been crossed

Can you be asked to do that? Reasonable requests in the workplace and when the line has been crossed

An inherent part of any employment is the duty for employees to carry out a lawful and reasonable direction from their employer. A lack of knowledge on the details of ‘lawful and reasonable’ can make it difficult for employers to know exactly what they can ask their employees to do, as well as making it hard for employees to recognise

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