How to Employ a Trainee

How to Employ a Trainee

Employ a Trainee and unlock the benefits of structured programs. Traineeships enable young people to gain a qualification through employment. They provide individuals with an opportunity to gain practical experience at work whilst receiving on and off-the-job training.

AFL SportsReady recruits people who are generally aged between 16 – 25 including school students, recent school leavers, and adults returning to work and matches them with our host employers, supporting them to complete a traineeship that leads to quality, on-the-job experience and nationally recognised qualifications.

The duration of a traineeship will depend on the qualification, but can include the following:

  • Full-Time up to 1 year (38 hours per week) – Certificate III or Certificate IV level
  • Part-Time up to 2 years (minimum 15 hours per week) Certificate III or Certificate IV
  • School-Based 2 years (completed over years 11 & 12) – Certificate II or III
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. How to Employ a Trainee?

    AFL SportsReady delivers a suite of professional support and training services to simplify the process of hiring and managing your new employees.

  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. What are the benefits?

    For employers, the benefits are:

    • A talented and motivated employee
    • An attractive bottom-line
    • Increased productivity
    • The satisfaction of helping someone begin their career

    For the young person, the benefits are:

    • A nationally recognised qualification
    • On-the-job training
    • Paid workplace experience
    • An established network of key contacts
    • The opportunity to start a career
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. What support is offered?

    The most successful traineeships result from engaged host employers and supervisors who support their trainee’s development. We believe it is essential for host employers to take time to understand their Trainee and how they learn, which helps get the most out of the experience.

    As a host employer, you have a few essential responsibilities:

    • Provide a safe working environment
    • Provide meaningful work for your trainee to complete
    • Provide adequate supervision and guidance
    • Sign the fortnightly timesheets prepared by your trainee
    • Help develop and support your trainee throughout their traineeship
    • Support the trainee’s formal education
  • plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch. What is the cost?

    Costs vary on when the trainee completed high school and their qualification. For a recent school leaver, you can expect to pay per hour for the trainee. Costs include salary, superannuation, education fees, WorkCover and our support staff.

    Host employers also receive incentive payments during the traineeship.

    To secure a more specific costing plan, please make contact with your AFL SportsReady State Office.

    For more information on your role as a host employer, please read our Policies and Procedures or contact us.

To find out more;

You can also view case studies here highlighting how this program is kicking starting careers.