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NSW Budget opens the door to thousands of apprenticeships

NSW Budget opens the door to thousands of apprenticeships

Fees scrapped for apprentices to help combat NSW skills shortage MEDIA RELEASE Today the New South Wales Government demonstrated its deep commitment to increase apprenticeship numbers by providing $285 million in funding to cover the cost of training fees for all new apprentices. Currently the NSW Group Training organisations employ over 8000 apprentices and trainees and starts 3000 more each year across NSW in all industry sectors with a heavy focus on traditional trade areas. Jason Sultana, Executive Officer of the Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT says “We welcome the new level of funding to scrap training fees for 100 000 apprentices...

Our top 10 pet peeves when it comes to resumes

Our top 10 pet peeves when it comes to resumes

Our business looks at A LOT of resumes! And we agree that six seconds is about all it takes for us to know if you’re a good candidate. There lots of information out there about what to include and what to leave out, but when we asked our Group Training staff what they look for when looking for potential apprentices or trainees, this was what they blurted out. 1. Leaving out your address This is important to know because if you live a fair distance away from the job site or office, travel time needs to be considered. 2. Leaving...

3 steps to ensuring you pick the right course for you

3 steps to ensuring you pick the right course for you

Thinking about studying but not sure which course is for you? With hundreds of options available, it’s often hard to know where to start. Studying after all, is an investment in your future. We’ve put together a four-step guide to picking the perfect course and set you up for study success! 1. Start with the end in mind The most important and very first thing you need to think about before enrolling, is why you want to study in the first place? If you’ve just left high school and are looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship, chances are you will...