How to employ an apprentice
Find an apprentice
Find an apprentice that is looking to train in your industry area and willing to work with your business. Apprenticeships and traineeships are available for existing workers and workers of all ages.You may wish to advertise your vacancy through a Group Training Company, jobactive, Seek and other job sites online, place an ad in the newspaper, or ask through friends, family or your industry contacts.
If you find a potential apprentice who is still at school, you can also consider an Australian School Based Apprenticeship, where they undertake the apprenticeship while at school.
Start work with your apprentice
You may choose to offer a trial employment period to your apprentice before signing them up to an Australian Apprenticeship.
Contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP)
Contact an ANP. The ANP will help you choose the right qualification for your apprentice or trainee and complete the sign-up into a Training Contract. The ANP available in the ACT is: Sarina Russo Apprenticeships. Visit the ANP page for further information and contact details.
Meet with your Apprentice Network Provider
Meet with your ANP and your apprentice to discuss your training options, including which qualification your apprentice will need to complete.
Meet with your Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
You and your apprentice should meet with your RTO (such as CIT) to work out a training plan for the off-the-job component of your apprentice's training. Most apprentices attend off-the-job training one day per week throughout their apprenticeship.
You have now employed an apprentice or trainee! Once your apprentice has met all the requirements both in your workplace and at the RTO, they will complete their qualification.
Further details on how to employ an apprentice or trainee in the ACT are available on the Skills Canberra website.