August 20, 2019
Automotive Apprenticeships

Types of Apprenticeships: Automotive

Automotive apprenticeships provide a great option for your trade, whether you're just out of school or looking for a career change.
July 22, 2019
Dust in the Workplace

Dust in the Workplace

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS). Mere mention of the phrase can cause a range of responses from raised eyebrows, to shudders, to rolled eyes and everything in between. In reality WHS is a necessary part of worklife in Australia, and helps keep everyone safe and accountable. Smart Employment Solutions is […]
June 26, 2019
Hiring an Apprentice with a Disability

Hiring an Apprentice with a Disability

Smart Employment Solutions welcomes people of all abilities. More and more employers are interested in hiring an apprentice with a disability.  Apprenticeships for People with a Disability Did you know we have special apprenticeship programs for people living with a disability? These programs offer a career pathway that provides qualifications, training, […]
December 19, 2018
Happy New Year 2019

Geared Up For The New Year – what’s new for apprentices and trainees

Firstly Happy 2019!   Trainees and apprentices are known for being keen to learn, wanting to translate their academic knowledge into practical application, and ultimately their goal is to complete their placement with a nationally recognised qualification. Apprentices and trainees can come from varying backgrounds – school leavers, people wanting […]
November 30, 2018
Merry Xmas from Sesat

Don’t Regret Your Company Christmas Party

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays to both employers and apprentices – This the season to be jolly and end the year with a company celebration. It must be remembered that this year end function is still a business event and what may be acceptable while letting your hair down with your friends, might […]
October 31, 2018
Upskilling does not need a degree

The Past is not the Future

Upskilling does not need a degree In the past few decades, it has become apparent that the number of school leavers has been encouraged to pursue a tertiary education rather than a trade. Previously Vocational Education and Training (VET) was considered the primary path to a long and fruitful profession. […]
October 9, 2018
How did the term 'Chippy' come about in the carpentry trade - SESAT

How did the term ‘Chippy’ come about in the carpentry trade?

Brickies, sparkies, chippies. What’s in a name?  With wood as one mankind’s ancient building materials, carpenters have passed their skills down through generations and generations over the past 7000 years. The word ‘carpenter’ evolved from the Old French word ‘carpentier’ (later charpentier) which was derived from the Late Latin ‘carpentrius’ […]
October 9, 2018
How businesses employing apprentices are helping the nation avoid a skills shortage

How businesses employing apprentices are helping the nation avoid a skills shortage

Over the past decade, Australia has faced an ever-increasing shortage of skills across many industries and sectors. For 2017-18 the Australian Government Labour Market Analysis reported that over 95% of Technicians and Trade Worker occupations were experiencing a shortage in skills.    2017 saw a notable spike in job growth, and […]