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Taking on an Apprentice or Trainee

Taking on an Apprentice or Trainee is easy - when you partner with the experts ... Golden West Apprenticeships.

Apprentices and Trainees are the smart way to recruit and train employees to meet your current and future business needs. Not only will you be contributing to building an economic and sustainable future for your business and your community, but when you partner with Golden West Apprenticeships (GWA) we do all the HR and administration work for you - for as long as the apprenticeship or traineeship lasts.

Golden West Apprenticeships is the employer of your apprentice or trainee. As the employer we do all the HR and administration work, we work with the employee to ensure they are attending training and getting exposure to the type of work their course requires, we work through any issues they may have. In effect the employer is totally our responsibility.

As the Host Employer you will be responsible for supervising their work-based training, provide a safe working environment and release them from work duties so they can participate in training at a Registered Training Organisation such as TAFE.

We totally understand that in today's business environment, things can change pretty quickly, and if your business faces a downturn at any time in the future, you are entitled to hand the apprentice back.

See some of the benefits outlined below:

Recruitment processes

Do your own
recruitment

Let GoldenWest Apprentices do it for you

Recruitment

Advertise and recruit at YOUR expense $1,500+ just for the ad space, not including the creative artwork costs.

YOU receive and vet all applications.



YOU organise and conduct interviews.


YOU communicate with all unsuccessful applicants.

YOU sign the Training Contract.

This is a FREE service when you partner with Golden West Apprenticeships. 

Golden West advertises at OUR cost in your local newspaper, on our website and other government job websites. 

Golden West uses its own applicant database to scan for suitable applicants.

Golden West receives, assesses, interviews and shortlists applicants to meet your requirements and organises final interviews. YOU select the candidate to suit your needs.

Golden West communicates with all unsuccessful applicants.

Golden West sign the Training Contract with the Apprentice or Trainee and assume the full responsibility of an Employer.

Payroll YOUR responsibility.

You must maintain all time and wage records as well as issue payslips and the annual taxation Group Certificates.

You must be aware of any legislative changes that arise and understand how to implement them.

Have you ever considered what this costs your business in personnel and time?

Golden West takes full responsibility for all timesheets, payroll and taxation and legislative requirements.

With the exception of public holidays, you never receive an account for days when the apprentice is not at work. Includes annual leave, college attendance and sick days.

Mentoring and Pastoral Care The employee and all of their issues are YOUR responsibility.
  
If problems arise, YOU contact the Department of Employment and Training (DET) to sort out.

Golden West responsibility.
We visit every 6 weeks to ensure any problems or questions you or the apprentice or trainee have are quickly rectified. 

You are assigned a Golden West Training &Employment Coordinator who will work with the apprentice or trainee for the duration of their training. They are only a phone call away if any issues arise.

Industrial Relations Information YOU contact Wageline. If and when changes occur that affect you or your Apprentice or trainee, Golden West will  advise you what needs to happen, or any changes that need to be implemented.

Workplace Health and Safety Information Do you have one an OH&S Officer? Do you have a WH&S Policy. Have you ever thought of the dire consequences should an accident occur and you have not provided an adequate WH&S induction? Golden West provide a thorough WH&S induction for various industry categories.

Our Induction has been designed with the assistance of the Division of Workplace Health and Safety.

Golden West Training & Employment Coordinators all undergo thorough Workplace Health and Safety Training.

What if business slows down? How will you cope?
What are your legal responsibilities to the employee?
Golden West is required to make every effort to relocate the apprentice or trainee to another Host Employer.

We take the stress away from you and work with the apprentice or trainee to find a workable solution.

WorkCover

Are you aware of what you do if there is a claim?

Golden West will complete all the required paperwork should a claim arise. Remember, we are the Employer and any claim is against GoldenWest’s policy - not yours!

Unfair Dismissal Laws YOU are responsible for ensuring you comply with all dismissal legislative requirements. You don't have to dismiss them - simply hand the apprentice or trainee back. Golden West accept full responsibility.

Discrimination, Workplace Bullying Are you aware of your obligations? Golden West will advise you of your obligations and help you put everything in place so you can be sure your business is protected.

Liasion with Training College YOU are responsible. Can be very time consuming -  and at what $$ cost to your business? Golden West do it all. We book your apprentice into all college blocks applicable and will work with you to ensure the training schedule suits your business workloads wherever possible.

Living Away From Home Allowance Does your apprentice qualify? Golden West look after all paperwork to apply for LAFHA.
Extra Training Courses YOU pay for any additional training. Golden West's ‘Extra Training Initiative’ program provides access to supplementary training for apprentices Stage 2 and over.

 Administration The paperwork - there is lots of it. What is an hour of your time worth to your business? Golden West take care of all administration processes and requirements relating to your apprentice and/or trainee. You can claim the whole administration fee on your tax return. School–based is FREE.


It makes sense to hire an Apprentice or Trainee in your business. What are you waiting for? Give us a call on 1300 650 775 today.

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