Currently the Federal Government is offering up to $9,000* in support to employers of new apprentices.
On top of that, Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation (ABBTF) is providing an additional $3,000 Brickstart Subsidy – specifically for employers of bricklaying apprentices.
ABBTF also offers two special, one-off payments to employers and GTOs:
- A $2,000 incentive for employing Female Apprentice Bricklayers on the completion of Year 1, and
- A $2,000 Support for Adult Apprentices when employing a 21-24 year old apprentice.
Act now as these incentives don’t last forever
What’s more, if you choose to employ a bricklaying apprentice through a registered GTO, you will still qualify for ABBTF’s Brickstart Subsidy. Additional incentives could also be available*!
No other construction trade provides Support Funding for the development of its industry’s apprenticeship program. This unique offer is made possible from a combined small levy on the sale of bricks, matched by funds from brick and block manufacturers. To find out more go to ABBTF website.
*eligibility criteria always applies.
BUSY At Work have excellent relations with the construction industry and are strong advocates for employers to take on apprentices in our traditional trades. Bricklaying is listed on the National Skills Needs List which identifies traditional trades that are recognised as experiencing a national skills shortage. The list is based on detailed labour market research and analysis.
BUSY At Work also has partnered with Australia’s largest privately owned builder, Hutchies (Hutchinson Builders) to deliver the Statim-Yaga (Start Work) program. Statim-Yaga focuses on engaging and supporting Indigenous workers already in or looking to join the construction industry.