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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