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Nestlé Launches Video Highlighting the Benefits of a Career in Hospitality

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Case Studies, News Room|

As part of National Skills Week, Nestlé is sharing a fantastic video to inspire and support young people who are considering a career in hospitality as a chef which is a dynamic and very rewarding career. "Through the Nestlé Needs YOUth Program we want to help the next generation to become inspiring leaders, supporting them through virtual career talks, industry insights and helping them navigate specific career paths." Produced in partnership with Explore Careers the video showcases Nestlé's 2019 Golden Chef's Hat Award winners, Giles Gabutina and Alessio Nogarotto who share their inspirational story of how they got started [...]

‘School isn’t focused on that’: Apprentice numbers expected to fall by 30 per cent

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Strong signs of business confidence returning as employers commit to 4-year training Apprenticeship vacancies increased 150% to 687 positions nationally in May, after a dramatic decline in April. The biggest proportional increase from April 2020 advertised vacancies is in hospitality, travel and tourism. Vacancies in this field had plummeted by 97% in April to just three available positions nation-wide. As lockdowns lift, businesses in this industry are starting to look to the future again. Advertised vacancies are still almost half of May 2019 vacancies, but the renewed interest in committing to training young people indicates that confidence is returning [...]

Early Signals Show Apprenticeships Falling off a Cliff

April 5th, 2020|Categories: Media Releases|

When unemployment hit 10% we were undeniably in a crisis. It was 1983 and the unemployment rate which had crept up over the preceding decade was at its peak. Businesses had no certainty, given the unpredictable and fluctuating nature of the contracts coming through. Especially small and micro businesses were in no position to commit to full-time contracts, let alone train up new workers over the full duration of an apprenticeship. But without training, the economy faced a devastating double whammy of skills shortages and an unskilled generation that would be condemned to indefinite unemployment. Something had to be done. [...]

$1.27b in Apprenticeship and Training Wage Subsidy Welcomed as Interim Measure

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

GAN Australia cautions against short term solutions The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $1.27b in funding available until 30 September 2020 to small businesses retaining apprentices and trainees. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships Steve Irons made the announcement to leading industry figures at a GAN Australia luncheon on Thursday. “With 50 per cent of apprentice or trainee wages covered by this Government subsidy, small businesses will be better equipped to retain staff and secure their ongoing operation in the short term,” Mr Workman said, “If an [...]

GAN Australia Celebrates the Achievements of Apprentices and Employer Initiatives at Annual Gala Dinner

December 9th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

On Friday 6 December, the winners of the 2019 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia Awards were announced during a gala dinner at Parliament House with over 180 guests in attendance. The 13 awards recognise the successes of apprentices, trainees and employers across the state including two inaugural GAN Australia awards - the National Youth Initiative Award and International Apprentice Scholarship. GAN Australia National Youth Intitiative Award The GAN Australia National Youth Initiative Award was given to The Adecco Group for their 'CEO for One Month' program. The Adecco Group’s “CEO for One Month” initiative [...]

GAN Australia launches its 2019 Policy Paper with key recommendations for Government to support outcome-focused vocational education and training

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Time to Get on With the Job: Australia's Leading Apprenticeship Network Reveals Pathways for Action After years of evidence gathering and reviews, GAN Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman says, “It is time for Australia to get on with the job.” “As the Federal Government invests over $525m into vocational education and training through the Skills Package, it is vital that our five recommendations are included in pathways of action, linking funding to sustainable, skilled employment outcomes for Australians and the economy.” GAN Australia’s recommendations will be submitted to the Government’s National Skills Commission co-design process, which closes for submissions 22 November 2019. [...]