The first 100 days are the most important to the welfare and development of the new apprentice.
Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre conducted research to examine and assess the findings of the first 100 days of an Australian Apprenticeship.
There is no doubt that many young people entering an apprenticeship are vulnerable to making an incorrect choice or entering a trade without an underpinning knowledge or understanding of job expectations, for a variety of reasons. These issues can be addressed through careful employment processes and support. This Guide offers researched results relating to these matters.
The Best Practice Guide has been developed for recruiting, inducting and retaining apprentices based on the findings of this study and supplemented with information drawn from other companies who have demonstrated success in this area.
The Guide will:
- provide practical strategies for employers to use to improve outcomes for their businesses when employing apprentices;
- better prepare employers taking on a new apprentice;
- assist industry and the community in better preparing new apprentices for the world of work; and
- build on and extend existing resources to better prepare apprenticeship applicants.