Since apprenticeships and traineeships are a formal training agreement between an employer and an employee, you’ll be required to complete some paperwork.
First, you and your trainee or apprentice will need to agree on a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to help you develop a training plan. You’ll also need to register with your local Apprenticeship Support Network provider to formalise the agreement.
After signing up with an apprenticeship provider, your role will be to act as a mentor to your employee, and provide guidance, support, feedback, and opportunities for development as they learn and explore new skills. In turn, the apprentice or trainee develops the skills needed to help you grow your business.
Hiring an apprentice or trainee does take a little more preparation and paperwork than for your average recruit, but the payoff can be huge. Not only does it help provide someone with much-needed vocational skills, it can also help your small business thrive. So take stock of your business and see whether you can find a place for a trainee or apprentice. It might be one of the best decisions you make all year.
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