Benefits to Young People
Head start in a career.
A school based apprentice/trainee develops workplace skills, knowledge, and confidence. They have a competitive edge when applying for jobs.
An SAT can lead directly to full-time employment once a student has left school.
An opportunity to earn while learning.
School-based apprentices and trainees are paid while they learn workplace skills, gain confidence, and adapt to a work environment.
It gives the student the opportunity to put skills learnt at school into practice in a real work environment.
Nationally recognised qualifications.
By studying a Certificate I or higher vocational qualification it can count towards the student’s Queensland Certificate of Education, QCE. Certificate II or higher vocational qualifications can count as core towards the students’ QCE. Certificate III or higher qualifications may count towards the student’s ATAR
More flexibility and variety in learning.
This is due to hands-on learning in a work place.
Benefits to the Employer
No matter what industry you are in, a school-based apprentice or trainee can be rewarding and provide some real benefits to your business.
Employers and supervisors often experience a great deal of satisfaction during the process as they help individuals mould new skills and gain confidence in a work environment.
Contributing to the community.
Employers who take on school-based apprentices and trainees can make a real difference by motivating young people to work towards their future goals and giving them a realistic exposure to your industry or sector.
There may also be financial benefits available from government agencies to help with the costs of employing a school-based apprentice or trainee.
Further information can be found here.