The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT (AEN NSW ACT) has made an announcement on behalf of its 23member Group Training Organisations (GTOs) advising that they have over 1,000 unfilled apprenticeships and traineeships across the Sydney metropolitan and regional areas.
The Executive Officer of AEN NSW ACT, Jason Sultana said there is an abundance of opportunity for young people to access employment opportunities through apprenticeships and traineeships.
“This is our peak recruitment time of year for the industry. Members (GTOs) are indicating they cannot fill all of the apprenticeship and traineeship positions they have available right now which target young people especially school leavers,” Jason said.
As a member of AEN NSW ACT, HVTC currently finds itself with 33 unfilled apprentice and trainee vacancies in the Hunter region and 133 right across the state.
Despite the company’s active recruitment process, it has a shortage of applicants across many industries including automotive, engineering, customer engagement, electrical, and construction.
HVTC CEO, Sharon Smith said undertaking an apprenticeship or a traineeship is an excellent alternative to university study and should not be overlooked by people wanting to start or change their career.
“University is not the only option when it comes to higher education and it may not offer the right training, depending upon your chosen career and learning style,” Sharon said.
“Apprenticeships and traineeships provide school leavers with an opportunity to earn while they learn, obtain a nationally recognised qualification and hands-on work experience that will kick start their career.”
HVTC helps employers to recruit, manage, monitor and mentor apprentices, trainees and employees to make sure they find and keep the right person for the job. Since 1981, the business has helped more than 20,000 people find training and employment opportunities.
HVTC Hunter vacancies are located on the company’s website.