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Questions to ask yourself before you hire an apprentice

Before hiring an apprentice, employers should consider:

  • Finances – is there enough work to sustain an apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship?
  • Time – can the business handle the commitment of training an apprentice and provide adequate supervision?
  • Resources – is the business adequately resourced to provide an apprentice with an environment they can learn in?

If you're unsure, the National Code of Good Practice for Australian Apprenticeships explains in plain English what is involved in entering a training contract.

An Australian Apprenticeship Centre can also help you determine whether your business is ready to take on an apprentice.