The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen a sharp reduction in apprenticeship and traineeship employment. The Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program has been created in response to this challenge. The program aims to assist apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment complete their training.
Apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment are encouraged to register. Once on the register, apprentices and trainees will be assisted by one of the program officers until placed with a host employer through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) or directly with an employer.
Program officers will also help direct apprentices to the most appropriate advice and assistance while they remain out of employment.
Employers who have job vacancies for apprentices or trainees can submit them via the website.
Program officers will match your vacancy with suitable candidates for you to interview.
Employers may also be eligible for Australian Government incentives.