How it works
Training is an arrangement where apprentices and trainees are employed under a
training contract by an organization, which manages the quality of their
training and provides pastoral care while they are placed with Hosts. Skill
Hire Group Training Scheme recruits apprentices/trainees from school leavers,
pre-vocational students and job seekers. Applicants undergo an assessment to
ensure they have the commitment and aptitude to do the job applied for.
Successful Skill Hire applicants are employed by Skill Hire and registered as
apprentices/trainees with ApprentiCentre.
Hire identifies a Host to train an apprentice/trainee. When placed with a Host
Trainer, apprentices/trainees will respond directly to the supervision and
instruction of their Host. The placement period is negotiated between the
parties. In some cases, apprentices/trainees may stay with the Host for the
full period of training; in others, they may be rotated to another Host Trainer
for further skills.
Host Trainer receives an invoice each week, recovering some employment costs
associated with the employment of an apprentice or trainee as shown below.
Hire will continue to cover the costs of:
award based wages
leave and leave loading
Hire take care of:
Host employer benefits
can access the labour of apprentices and trainees without having to shoulder
the responsibility of direct indenture, which can last as long as four years.
are no problems with industrial relations or unfair dismissal – if these issues
arise, they are Skill Hire’s responsibility.
is the opportunity to specify the year of training of the apprentice or trainee
of apprentices or trainees from Skill Hire only for as long or short a time as required
– there is no maximum or minimum limit. Forty-eight (48) hours notice is all
that is required for you to return your apprentice to the pool.
pay the employee wages on a weekly basis, according to the specific
requirements of your industry and manage all WorkCover claims and processes
plus all other entitlements such as superannuation, tax and workplace
insurance. This frees the employer from tedious payroll tasks.
Hire takes care of all the paperwork to do with apprentice registration,
off-the-job training at College, etc.
Hire operates on the Hassle Free principle. The aim is to keep the paperwork
for Host Employers to a minimum. The hiring of apprentices is undertaken by a
way of basic contract agreement between Host Trainers and Skill Hire.
Hire will visit apprentices and trainees regularly on site by Skill Hire Field
Officers, whose job is to monitor their performance and ensure that the
employers are satisfied.
and trainees are provided with a weekly timesheet book. Apprentices complete
their time sheets at the end of each week; Host Trainers must sign to verify.
They are then emailed, faxed or mailed to the Skill Hire office and Host
Trainers are sent an account weekly. Host Employers can pay by either direct
debit, cheque or cash.