What you need to know about 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?

  • People are trained to meet your business requirements
  • Offering a traineeship can be a great way to attract and retain staff
  • They can be full time, part time or school based depending on what suits your needs
  • Trainees can start at any time of the year
  • You have the opportunity to be consulted and involved in the development of individualised and customised training programs

Don’t know the differences between an apprentice or trainee?

What is a school-based trainee?

School-based apprenticeships/traineeships give young Australians an opportunity 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.

Novaskill proudly boasts that the total cohort of apprentices and trainees actively completing or having completed their trade is approximately 85%. This is well above the NSW completion average of 63%*

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