June 25, 2018
The True Cost of Recruitment

The True Cost of Recruitment

The True Cost of Recruitment When hiring an apprentice you are investing in your business, and you want to make sure you recruit the right person to avoid costly ‘bad hires’.  Using a Group Training Organisation (GTO) to source and supply the right apprentice for your business can save you […]
June 6, 2018
Apprentice on Construction Site

Higher Education vs. VET Apprenticeship Pathways

Higher Education vs. VET Apprenticeship Pathways Why are schools focusing on higher education, over the promotion of pathways to a career in apprenticeships and trades system? Are they really giving you all the information you need to plan your future? Have you put any thought into what your career pathway […]
June 6, 2018
Construction Worker

The Decline in the Uptake of Apprentices from Business 

The Decline in the Uptake of Apprentices from Business  Could hiring an apprentice be the right choice for your business?  In recent years there has been a steady decline in apprenticeship numbers, both in the uptake and completion of training. With lower numbers of students seeking out apprenticeships, businesses are […]
May 7, 2018
Safety in the workplace

Safety In The Workplace

Nothing is more important than having a safe workplace. Whether you work on a construction site, or in a big office building, there are always hazards. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to keep your employees safe at work. Keeping up to date OH&S procedures will not only […]
May 7, 2018
Why do I need to attend college during my apprenticeship?

Why do I need to attend college during my apprenticeship?

Whilst undertaking your apprenticeship, there are a lot of things to focus on. To begin with, you’re suddenly spending most of your time working, which can be – trust us, we’ve been there – exhausting in the beginning. Not only do you have long hours of work to get used […]
April 2, 2018
What An Apprentice Really Costs

What An Apprentice Really Costs

By Stephen Craven  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (Smart Employment Solutions) —- Disclaimer:  at the time of publication these rates were accurate. Now they must only be used as a comparison due to pay rate changes and increases in our charge outs. However the basis of the article is still factual. […]
March 22, 2018
Females in Non-Traditional Roles

Females in Non-Traditional Roles

By Stephen Craven  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (Smart Employment Solutions) No-one would have witnessed a female in a male dominated industry back in our grandfathers’ day. Women were at home cooking, cleaning and looking after the kids. After all, the man was the bread winner and that was the end […]
February 8, 2018
Construction in Progress - Trades: A Worthwhile Career

Trades: A Worthwhile Career

There is a widely held belief that getting a university education is an absolute must for school graduates. Esteemed professions such as medicine, law, accountancy and engineering all hold a very strong allure for well-meaning parents who want the very best for their kids’ future. Parents commonly encourage their children […]