Start trainee search early

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Opinion - Ellen Kay

Find­ing an em­ployee that meets your busi­ness’ needs and fits your com­pany cul­ture can take time. To avoid dis­ap­point­ment or miss­ing out on the ideal can­di­date, it’s im­por­tant to get the search started early.

Ap­pren­tice­ship Sup­port Aus­tralia man­ager Lena Con­stan­tine said now was the prime time for em­ploy­ers to be­gin re­cruit­ing for their ideal ap­pren­tice or trainee.

“Start­ing the search for your ap­pren­tice or trainee as young peo­ple fin­ish up with their stud­ies pro­vides you time and choice to find the can­di­date that best fits your busi­ness,” she said.

“A young per­son who is al­ready search­ing for and is ready to ap­ply for an ap­pren­tice­ship or trainee­ship op­por­tu­nity be­fore the masses start look­ing for jobs shows great ini­tia­tive.

“Th­ese can­di­dates would be a great ad­di­tion to your busi­ness.”

Once the end of year school re­sults are re­leased in De­cem­ber, the mar­ket be­comes flooded with em­ploy­ers join­ing the search for ap­pren­tices and trainees.

Ms Con­stan­tine said school leavers were al­ways look­ing to ex­pand their knowl­edge and of­fer­ing an ap­pren­tice­ship or trainee­ship tapped into this.

“An ap­pren­tice­ship or trainee­ship of­fers school leavers an op­por­tu­nity to learn prac­ti­cal skills that will be use­ful through­out their ca­reers,” she said. “Work­ing and learn­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously is an at­trac­tive op­tion for school leavers.”

Tak­ing on an ap­pren­tice or trainee of­fers clear ben­e­fits to em­ploy­ers. It’s cost-ef­fec­tive for busi­nesses and of­fers a strong re­turn on in­vest­ment.

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