Apprentices and trainees offer key benefits for your business

13 August, 2017

A new campaign to help drive reinvestment in training and education by Goldfield’s businesses is set to launch this Sunday.

Since 2012 there has been a steep decline in the number of people starting apprenticeships and traineeships across WA.

This six-month television campaign by Apprenticeship Support Australia, which is contracted by the Federal government to deliver Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) services, will highlight how businesses can capitalise on the many benefits apprentices and trainees bring to the workforce.

By increasing apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities businesses can boost the Goldfields local economy, reduce unemployment, and train staff to suit their individual business needs.

Apprenticeship Support Australia Manager Lena Constantine said apprenticeships and traineeships are great tools to re-skill or introduce people into the workforce. Almost any job role can gain a nationally recognised qualification.

“With over 500 qualifications to choose from, we are confident that training opportunities exist for your business at every level, with the additional benefit of guaranteed support from our local Goldfields team,” Ms Constantine said.

“By running this campaign over a six-month period, the value of trainees and apprentices will remain front of mind to employers and get them seriously thinking about engaging with Apprenticeship Support Australia.”

Apprenticeship Support Australia has been delivering apprenticeship support services to regional WA for over 18 years. In Kalgoorlie and Esperance, consultants are located with the local Chamber and are local community members.

Over the past five years alone, Apprenticeship Support Australia has signed up more than 3,540 people into apprenticeships and traineeships in the Goldfields. Over the same period, we have also seen 2,238 apprentices and trainees complete their qualifications, while learning on the job.

Apprenticeship Support Australia is a free service that assists employers to understand how they can use training in their business. We undertake eligibility assessments for any financial incentives an employer may be able to access, and we support the employer and apprentice all the way through the training to make sure it’s a seamless process.

For more information on apprenticeship and traineeship packages, skills in demand and employer incentive eligibility, go to www.apprenticeshipsupport.com.au  or call 1300 363 831.

Media contact: Shannen Wilkinson – 0448 928 227