April 3, 2019
Smart Employment Solutions - Apprenticeship Pathways

How to Start your Journey as an Apprentice

Considering an Apprenticeship? If you or a friend is considering a career in the trades – it is a great pathway to a very exciting future and an opportunity to earn serious money. It gives you the ability to work in your chosen field immediately and you don’t have to […]
February 13, 2019

Seeing the Value in Your Apprentice

It’s a pretty common understanding to all business owners and managers that you will come across employees who will cause you issues at some stage during their employment period. This shouldn’t stop you from seeing the value in your apprentice though.  This is natural – no one person has the […]
January 21, 2019

Media Release: Palaszczuk Govt Invests in More Apprentices for Queensland

The Queensland Government recently released a media statement on Friday 18th January saying the Palaszczuk Government is committed to growing the number of apprentices across the state, to ensure Queensland has the skilled workers it needs for the future which is great news for apprentices and businesses alike throughout the […]
January 14, 2019
Dual Training men

Become the ‘Meister’ of Your Own Destiny!

Dual training is not a new concept. If you are the type of person who prefers to learn things by doing them, Germany has a fine-tuned vocational education and training system to ensure approximately half a million young Germans enter the workforce annually. The main characteristic of this dual system […]
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
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

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 […]