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New Wage Subsidy for Employing Apprentices & Trainees

Posted in Apprenticeships General Industry

Earlier this month, the Federal Government announced the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy, which is a $1.2 billion initiative for businesses to employ 100,000 new apprentices and trainees across the country. It is anticipated that the 100,000 places will be taken up fairly quickly – so now is the time to get in touch with us!

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What you need to know

  • Any businesses or Group Training Organisations that engage an Australian apprentice or trainee on or after October 5, 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice between October 5, 2020 and September 30 2021, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. 
  • Employers of any size or industry, Australia-wide may be eligible. 
  • The apprentice or trainee who is employed between October 5, 2020 and September 30 2021 must be undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification and the training contract must be approved the relevant state training authority .
  • The program is capped at 100,000 apprentices/trainees. 

How we can help you

My Gateway has a list of quality candidates ready to be placed to generate positive outcomes for your business and help build your skilled workforce. If you do take on an apprentice or trainee as part of this initiative, My Gateway will handle the registration and claiming process for you. 

Please get in touch with us ASAP if you would like to discuss this initiative further.  Call 1800 993 200 or email us at the link below. 

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