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Article College Traineeship Success

College Traineeship Success

Earning while learning is just one of the advantages of her traineeship at the Northern Beaches and Mosman College, according to latest recruit Clara Oxley.

The 21-year-old tried out a few different roles before jumping at the opportunity to work at the college while also studying a BSB 30115 Certificate III in Business.

“I am learning everything that is relevant to the position that I am in now!” she enthuses, adding, “I always wanted to do some form of studying but was conscious that I also needed to earn money – this is just the perfect solution.”

Meanwhile, the college has added an invaluable member to the team who is being trained to understand the structure and requirements of the college as well as ensuring Clara gains an accredited qualification. Clara says the year-long traineeship is a first step on a career path in business and she is learning something new on a daily basis. She attends business classes one day a week and works between the Brookvale and Narrabeen campuses for the remaining four days.

“I love the balance of studying and working and the fact that I can put into practice everything I am learning. I also really enjoy the college environment and dealing with students and people choosing to learn new skills,” explains Clara.

Traineeships are usually available to new employees of working age, regardless of their level of education. This includes school-leavers, those re-entering the workforce or adult workers simply wishing to change careers. But Clara feels not enough people, or businesses, are aware of this great career pathway. “I think people know about apprenticeships but not that traineeships exist and can be done in so many different industries. I really appreciate this opportunity and hope other people are able to do something similar,” states Clara.

“Current Government wage subsidies to support businesses taking on new trainees and apprentices worth up to $7,000 per quarter, plus other Government incentives, means taking on a trainee is a great way for companies to recruit staff,” confirms Fran Butterworth, Executive Director of NB&M College.

Click here for more information on Traineeships and funding or call us on 9970 1000.