Need staff? Trial a young person before you hire

Written on the 7 June 2017

Need staff? Trial a young person before you hire

Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Working Together West Kimberley is proudly supporting and encouraging local businesses to utilise the new Australian Government program aimed at making it easier for businesses to find and recruit young people.

Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program allows businesses to trial an eligible young person aged 17-24 in a work experience placement (called a PaTH internship) for between 4 and 12 weeks to find out if they are right for the role.

The Government provides participating businesses with a payment of $1000 (GST inclusive) to help with the cost of hosting the inernship and covers the young person's insurance.  An additional $6,500 or $10,000 could be paid if the business hires the intern in an ongoing position and additional incentives may be available if the intern is offered an apprenticeship or traineeship.  

Businesses do not pay the intern during the placement; instead the intern receives an additional $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payment.

How can you access the program?

Working Together West Kimberley, a jobactive, Disability Employment Servies or Transition to Work provider will work with a business to help find a suitable young person to trial in an internship.  

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