Statistics have shown that, on average, apprentices who participate in a mentoring program are up to 15% more likely to complete their apprenticeship than those who do not have a mentor.
BUSY At Work provide in-training support that delivers individually tailored support such as mentoring for apprentices and employers. This support may be one-off, short-term or longer term depending on the need throughout the apprenticeship.
Services may include
- Combination of face to face, over the phone or online engagement with apprentice and/or employer
- Tailored support plans including mentoring to address the needs of the individual
- Creating work plans to help clients implement good work strategies
- Provision of information and advice including financial management and employment relationship
BUSY At Work Apprentices receiving In-training support will be provided linkages to broader referral services, such as crisis accommodation, mental health and counselling.
Employer mentoring will be available for those trying to navigate the challenges of employing and retaining an Apprentice. Mentors meet regularly with them and offer guidance and advice on both best practice and challenges that employers may be facing.
Why is mentoring so important?
Current completion rates for some apprenticeships are as low as 50 per cent. Quite often young apprentices who have just stepped into the workforce struggle with things we take for granted. This can be as simple as travelling to work or their training provider, managing their personal budgets and even the best way to approach workplace issues. Having a Mentor as a sounding board is often all they need to ask the right questions and talk openly in a supportive environment.
THE BUSY GROUP LTD trading as BUSY At Work is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. THE BUSY GROUP LTD is one of a number of Network Providers in Queensland and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government, if you wish to access information about the Australian Apprenticeships, from the Australian Government you should access the Australian Apprenticeships website.