Num­bers make cam­paign work

Auto trainee­ships the lat­est on of­fer

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Cara Jenkin

MORE than 100 em­ploy­ers have pledged 7702 jobs for first-time job­seek­ers across Australia at the half­way mark of the 5000 jobs in 50 days cam­paign.

In Sydney ap­pren­tice­ships and trainee­ships are be­ing of­fered for 34 young peo­ple in roles vary­ing from ve­hi­cle tech­ni­cians to ad­min­is­tra­tion staff, thanks to the WPC Group.

WPC’s gen­eral man­ager An­drew Se­zonov said it had more than 150 trainee roles avail­able na­tion­ally.

“Se­cur­ing a trade is a great option for a job­seeker as it trains them in a real-world class­room where they learn skills and prin­ci­ples that di­rectly re­late to the task in front of them,” he said. “It pro­vides a strong base foun­da­tion for ac­quir­ing the highly sought after life skills re­quired to suc­cess­fully nav­i­gate their way through their ca­reer and more gen­er­ally, their life.”

Sal­va­tore Tro­pea started his ap­pren­tice­ship last week and is one of five ap­pren­tices cur­rently placed at Sydney City Nis­san.

Ser­vice man­ager Nick Ka­tris said Sal­va­tore had the one cri­te­ria that they al­ways sought.

“He’s just pas­sion­ate about cars,” he said.

WPC Group is af­fil­i­ated with Group Train­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of NSW & NT, which has pledged 500 jobs to the cam­paign.

The 5000 jobs tar­get was met within four days of the cam­paign, how­ever, em­ploy­ers are urged to con­tinue out­lin­ing their en­try-level va­can­cies avail­able.

Pic­ture: Cameron Richard­son

Sal­va­tore Tro­pea is train­ing at Sydney City Nis­san.

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