New national employment register for displaced apprentices and trainees

Connecting apprentices, trainees and employers

Apprentices and trainees who recently lost their job due to COVID-19 are now able to connect with prospective employers to explore ongoing work and employment opportunities, through a new free national service.

The new Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register will support displaced apprentices and trainees displaced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, by connecting them with a network of employers across the country.

The register enables eligible apprentices and trainees who were in a training contract with a small business at March 1 to upload details such as qualifications, work experience and resumes to help them connect with employers. 

Employers of any size, including group training organisations, are able to register their details and post a vacancy for an apprentice or trainee. Employers who re-engage an apprentices or trainees displaced from a small business may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage, under the government’s Supporting Apprentices and Trainees initiative.

The register is hosted by the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) and supported by the Australian Government, as part of the economic response to COVID-19. 

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