Hire an apprentice/trainee

WPC Group’s initiative Auto Apprenticeships makes it easy for you to join our network of employers. The process is quick and simple.

Control your costs

WPC Group receives support from both the State and Commonwealth Government, including grants and exemptions from things like payroll tax that you cannot receive directly. There are many hidden ‘on costs’ when recruiting and employing directly that can add up to another 30% on top of a base pay rate. WPC Group build all these factors into a flexible, fuss free workforce solution.

Manage your risk

Our workforce solution allows you to focus on managing your business. WPC Group understand that your staffing levels may change from time to time. Should you not require the apprentice or trainee or things simply don’t work out, you can hand them back with the knowledge that WPC Group will endeavor to find them another placement. WPC Group also manage Workcover and any claims that may arise.

Save your time

Some managers spend 80% of their time, managing 20% of their people. Think about the time and money your company spends each year on recruitment, administration and payroll, let alone keeping up to date with complex awards and legislation.
WPC Group can pass on efficiencies through economies of scale as well as save you money, as well as your time

WPC Group offers a ‘one stop shop’ integrated workforce solution.

Why hire an apprentice or trainee?
Australia is facing a critical shortage of skilled people. Don’t get caught out. We partner with more than 250 companies and government agencies to develop people who can meet current and future skill requirements.
WPC Group employs apprentices and trainees specifically according to your requirements. We then place them in your business. We will mentor them through their apprenticeship/traineeship, taking care of all the details: payroll, workcover, super, training and administrative requirements involved in hiring. You gain the benefit of having an apprentice or trainee and contribute to building the future skills needs of your business and industry.

WPC Group monitors and manages them for the full length of their training and provides you with regular progress reports. Hiring an Apprentice. When hiring a WPC Group apprentice under a group training arrangement, you make all the hiring decisions when it comes to selecting an apprentice for your business. WPC Group will provide you with a shortlist of suitable candidates for selection and can even organise for you to share an apprentice with another business if you don’t have enough work for an ongoing or full-time position.

Hosting an apprentice is flexible, cost effective and tailored to suit you.

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What does it cost to hire an apprentice?
Apprentice/trainee wages vary according to certain characteristics: eg. years of school completed, years of training completed, the type of apprenticeship/traineeship and the industry or occupation. Apprentices are usually paid a training wage or an apprentice wage under an award or enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA), reflecting that the employee spends time in training. WPC Group can provide you with an obligation free quote. Simply contact WPC Group on 1300 656 461 and an Industry Consultant from an office closest to will prepare you a comprehensive obligation free quote outlining costs associated with your industry and trade.