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So, you have gone through the recruitment process, secured an eager apprentice to join your team, but what are the next steps to both support that person in their career and protect your business interests? Best practise is to immediately make a booking to sign your...

As part of the Federal Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in March 2020 a 50% wage subsidy was made available to the employers of apprentices. For businesses that were eligible for the Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy, quarter two payments can be now applied for. Amounts of up...

The Queensland Government has extended the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program. As part of Stage 2 of Queensland's Economic Recovery Strategy, up to $100 million is being made available to deliver a second round of grants, with half of this funding specifically earmarked for...

Whilst technology has provided us with an efficient communication gateway, it is still a communication method a lot of us are getting used to and video-call-etiquette is currently a much-discussed topic. We have heard stories from our colleagues in the recruitment industry of interviewees eating snacks...

The State Government have mandated all businesses must develop and abide by a Code of Practice in relation to COVID-19. Our colleagues at Master Electricians Australia have developed a Code of Practice specifically for the electrical industry. This resource has been designed to assist electrical...

Looking for work in the electrical sector? Or looking for your next employee? Master Electricians Australia has just launched Job Circle, an electrical industry specific job board designed to connect electrical contractors with job seekers within the industry. Use of the Job Circle board is free to...

The Federal Government 50% Wage Subsidy still Available for Recommencing Apprentices + Trainees Thinking about employing an out-of-trade apprentice or trainee? Under the current apprenticeship wage subsidy, businesses that employ an out of trade apprentice or trainee may be eligible for the 50% Wage Subsidy. This is...