Employing a Trainee
Traineeships are a great recruitment option for businesses wanting to invest in their workforce
By employing a trainee, you provide training in ‘your way of doing the job’ – by having staff trained your way from the start, you can increase your efficiency and productivity.
What is a trainee?
A traineeship is a training agreement between the trainee and their respective employer whereby the employer agrees to train the trainee in a specific industry, and the trainee agrees to work and learn. Traineeships are available for people of all ages and usually last between nine and 36 months, depending on the vocation and certificate level undertaken.
What are the benefits?
What is the difference between an Apprenticeship and a Traineeship?
Apprenticeships are 3-4 years in duration and generally apply to traditional trades such as metal fabrication, mechanical, automotive, electrical and construction.
Traineeships are generally 1- 2 years in duration and may apply to a variety of white, blue or green collar roles, such as agriculture, hospitality and business.
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine work with structured training and can be full-time, part-time, or school-based – where some of the training is undertaken while the apprentice or trainee is in high school.
Existing employees may undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship and both require the employer to enter into a training contract with the apprentice or trainee, which is a legally binding agreement to work and train together for a length of time.
Training is an investment in future of your business
What is a school-based trainee?
School-based apprenticeships/traineeships give young Australian’s to get a head-start with their careers and earn a wage, by beginning part of their training while still enrolled at school.
What is an Internship?
An internship builds a bridge between a monitored volunteered work experience, and intentional learning goals for an individual. It is a great way to transition from study to work with further skills developed in the workplace.
An internship is different to a job. Most interns look for a host organisation that can provide ‘hands on work experience that aligns with their objectives and goals.