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BUSY merger with ON-Q brings brighter future for QLD and NSW

BUSY merger with ON-Q brings brighter future for QLD and NSW

Gold Coast based Apprenticeship and Employment Services organisation BUSY At Work has merged with ON-Q Human Resources and Disability Services. BUSY CEO Paul Miles says, "By combining our strength and capability with the knowledge and skills ON-Q has demonstrated in the disability employment sector, we will create a powerful force for providing outstanding service levels to clients.”

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BUSY helps Quentin reconnect with his passion for food

BUSY helps Quentin reconnect with his passion for food

It’s been a whirlwind three months for Sous Chef Quentin Roper since he first connected with BUSY At Work Job Placement Officer Noosaville, Kimberley Goodwin. During that time Quentin’s passion for work has grown in leaps and bounds to the point where he now has a secure full time job and is confident in his future. Kimberley said Quentin had shown great determination and resilience after being many years out of work.

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BUSY backs Hutchies in building Indigenous careers in the construction industry

BUSY backs Hutchies in building Indigenous careers in the construction industry

BUSY At Work is proudly supporting a new employment program which is producing some excellent results in building Indigenous careers in the construction and building industry. BUSY At Work Project Coordinator/Mentor Robyn Donnelly said BUSY was delighted to partner with Australia’s largest privately owned builder Hutchinson Builders to deliver the Statim-Yaga program. Statim-Yaga is derived from Torres Strait Islander Creole and the Jagera language and means to “start work.”

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Andersyn excels in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

Andersyn excels in administration traineeship following Work for the Dole Program

When Andersyn Landt started doing general cleaning and gardening at the Mackay and District Australian South Sea Islander Association (MADASSIA) centre as a participant in a Working for the Dole (WfD) activity, she never imagined it might lead to a possible future career in the administration field. As well as developing her Microsoft Office skills and assisting with office clerical duties Andersyn is also studying for her Certificate III in Business Administration which she hopes to complete by the end of the year.

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ABS figures show growth in full-time employment

ABS figures show growth in full-time employment

Australia’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 per cent and more than 40,000 jobs were created in May 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

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Back to Work and $20,000 Youth Boost expanded to South East QLD

Back to Work and $20,000 Youth Boost expanded to South East QLD

From July 1, the existing Back to Work program available in regional Queensland will be extended to employers who take on a long-term unemployed or a young unemployed job seeker aged 15-24 years in the South East. This will support up to 1,500 new jobs in the South East, with eligible employers in line for support payments of up to $20,000

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The Glennie School sets the pace in school-based traineeships

The Glennie School sets the pace in school-based traineeships

Glennie School in Toowoomba leads the way in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. While many senior students have taken up the opportunity to seek traineeships and apprenticeships with locally based businesses, the private Anglican school for girls is also recruiting students to take up positions within the school with support from BUSY At Work. BUSY At Work Senior Industry Training Consultant Toowoomba region, Mark Stevens said the school had appointed eight senior students as trainees to work in a number of

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Apprenticeship and traineeship numbers continue to decline

Apprenticeship and traineeship numbers continue to decline

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) figures released yesterday show the number of people starting an apprenticeship or traineeship has continued to decline. There was also a decline in the number of apprentices and trainees in-training, with 265,000 in-training as at 31 December 2016, a decrease of 4.5% from 31 December 2015. This latest release of quarterly data also shows an overall decrease in the number of commencements, completions and cancellations and withdrawals, compared with the December

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Claire set for a big future with BUSY At Work

Claire set for a big future with BUSY At Work

Claire Dowdle is a confident young woman who has tried her hand at a few different careers. It wasn’t until she joined BUSY At Work Brisbane’s office in an administration role that she found her true vocation.

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Nathan set for a big future in the building industry

Nathan set for a big future in the building industry

While twenty one year old Chinchilla local Nathan Black is excited about having just completed his carpentry apprenticeship, he still has his feet firmly planted on the ground and is keen to continue the learning process in a trade he is passionate about. For Nathan completing an apprenticeship is just the beginning and he is the first to admit it hasn’t always been an easy ride. For those considering taking up a carpentry apprenticeship, Nathan was happy to offer some words of advice. “When you’re new to a tr

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