Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Young staff: try before you hire

The Australian Hotels Association has announced that it is supporting up to 10,000 internships across the Australian hotels and hospitality industry through the Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program.

Interns are not paid by your business. The intern receives a fortnightly incentive paid by the Australian Government on top of their income support.

What is Youth Jobs PaTH ?

Youth Jobs PaTH allows businesses to trial an eligible young person aged 17–24 in a work experience placement (called a PaTH internship) for between four and 12 weeks to find out if they are right for employment, including a traineeship or apprenticeship.

Youth Jobs PaTH consists of three elements: Prepare-Trial-Hire:

  • Prepare – Employability Skills Training can help equip young people (aged 15–24) for work and help them understand the expectations of employers.
  • Trial – employers can trial a young person (aged 17–24) in an internship for between four and 12 weeks.
  • Hire – employers who hire an eligible young person (aged 15–24) can receive up to $6500 or $10,000 (GST inclusive) to help contribute to the costs of hiring and training.

The Government provides participating businesses with a payment of $1000 to help with the cost of hosting the internship. Interns receive a $200 fortnightly incentive payment on top of their income support and are covered by insurance, both paid by the Australian Government.

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