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Supporting local apprentices

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Our Apprentice Support Program is designed to help local apprentices get a head start and stay in our region.

We recognise the importance local business plays in regional areas. So supporting the workforce and maintaining talent in the regions is critical to this.

Our program provides a professional mentoring program, a financial literacy program, and offers apprentices with an interest free loan of up to $5,000 to buy the tools of their trade. It also includes mates' rates from local suppliers. The package's aim is to help young people start a career, build credit worthiness, increase personal confidence, financial literacy, business and leadership skills, and improve financial self-reliance and independence.

As of April 2018, we had 41 apprentices in the Program and had funded more than $114,000 in Social Impact Loans for tools. Our apprentices are working in a wide variety of industries including Carpentry, Commercial Culinary, Accounting, Landscaping, Plumbing, Electrical, Beauty Therapy, Automotive, Stonemasonry, Fitter & Turner, and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

For more information or to apply to the Program, click here.

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