Australia sees rise in apprentices who secured jobs
Despite the pandemic, Australian apprentices and trainee graduates are finding work at higher rates than pre-pandemic times and remain satisfied with the training they are receiving, said Australia’s official skills and training data institute.
About 94% of trade apprentice graduates were employed after training, up 2.5 percentage points from 2019, highlighted the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Apprentice and trainee outcomes 2021 report.
Meanwhile, 88.4% of traineeship graduates were employed after training, an increase of 3.5 percentage points from 2019.
“More Australians apprentices and trainees are getting into a job today than before the pandemic, while other countries shed their apprentice workforce, we stepped in and put record funding in place, those apprentices are now graduating and getting onto worksites across the country,” said Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert.
NCVER attributed the surge in businesses taking up apprentices and trainees to the significant support programmes put in place by the Australian government.