Apprenticeships and traineeships are a beneficial option for your business because it allows you to shape the future of your workforce. By employing an apprentice or trainee, you are setting your business up for success as staff will be trained your way from the very beginning. Other benefits include, but are not limited to:
Investment in your future business
By committing to the development of new and existing staff, you are guaranteeing the future skills of your industry. A motivated, skilled and qualified workforce results in improved service morale and productivity.
Develop a more competitive workforce
Investing in your staff and providing professional development, positions you as an industry leader. This dedication to your employees results in loyal and committed staff, and places you as an employer of choice.
Keep up-to-date with industry knowledge and skills
By having an apprentice or trainee, you will gain access to the most recent skills and knowledge of your industry. Whilst they undertake their training, they will be receiving the most up-to-date information available, allowing them to perform their duties to industry standards.
The Federal Government will provide you with financial assistance for committing to the employment of an apprentice or trainee. The funds assist in the training and development of your staff.
A fresh perspective
There are benefits in hiring both young apprentices and trainees. They have a unique perspective of the workforce, adapt to new environments easily and have a greater understanding of developing technologies. This can be key when promoting and implementing new and innovative ideas.
In hiring a mature-aged apprentice or trainee, you are taking on someone who has existing knowledge of workplace expectations and someone who has made an educated and considered decision to join your industry. They are committed to completing the qualification and in most cases, come with transferrable skills from previous employment.
Giving someone a start in life
Everyone starts somewhere, and you could be the employer that gives someone their first employment opportunity. An apprenticeship or traineeship is a great way to introduce someone to the workforce and help kick start their career.