August 1, 2018
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Looking after Apprentices Mental Health

All employers and host organisations want to get the best out of their apprentices and trainees, and in order to work to the best of their abilities an apprentice needs to be at their best, in body and mind. By creating a ‘mentally healthy’ workplace and looking after apprentice well-being, […]
August 1, 2018
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Social Media and Your Future Job Prospects

It’s said a picture can say a thousand words, and in terms of our social media profiles we should consider the picture we are portraying to the world, and in particular, to potential employers. We’ve all been told we should take care not to place content that will portray us […]
June 25, 2018
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Apprentices and Mental Health

Decisions about what to do when leaving school can be stressful, but it’s important to make sure we think about which path will be the best fit for us, and the most beneficial. Could an apprenticeship be the right choice to help ensure a happy and healthy life?   A study […]
June 25, 2018

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
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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
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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

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?

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

By Stephen Craven  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (Smart Employment Solutions) BACKGROUND: A quote was provided to a client for a first year apprentice electrician (who has graduated Yr 12 at High School). The client calculated that it would cost him $38,967.17 for 10 months based on our rates—but if he […]