Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!
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Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

2nd July, 2020

New reengagement incentive to help maintain WA's pipeline of skilled workers

Up to $6,000 incentive for employers of displaced apprentices and trainees!

2nd July, 2020

New reengagement incentive to help maintain WA's pipeline of skilled workers

Up to $6,000 in financial support is now available to employers who take on a displaced apprentice or trainee, as part of the McGowan Government's commitment to support apprentices and trainees during the State's COVID-19 recovery. The incentive will help employers maintain a pipeline of skilled workers in Western Australia and is available until June 30, 2021 from the Department of Training and Workforce Development.  

The new Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive provides employers with a one-off payment of $6,000 for hiring an apprentice and $3,000 for hiring a trainee.

Employers who take on an apprentice or trainee whose training contract was terminated on or after 1 March 2020, are eligible to receive the payment.

The financial boost for businesses follows the recent announcement by the State Government to cover the training costs for more than 3,000 apprentices and trainees who have had their contracts cancelled or suspended, to continue their 'off the job' training for up to six months.

"We know that many apprentices and trainees have been doing it tough during this period, and as we continue the recovery process, we want to get them back into our workshops and back to work." said Premier Mark McGowan. "By providing these financial incentives, we are backing our local businesses to take on displaced apprentices and trainees to ensure our future workers have the technical and practical skills to meet the immediate needs of the workforce."

The new incentive is supported by a new Out of Contract Register which helps apprentices and trainees who have been stood down to find a new employer. The register provides employers with a quick search tool to find apprentices and trainees who are keen to continue their training.

Information and support for employers of apprentices and trainees is available from the Apprenticeship Office Helpline on 13 19 54.

 

 

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