Employer FAQs

What are my responsibilities as the Host Employer?

Your responsibilities as a host employer can be viewed here.

What if I run out of work?

1300apprentice recognises that business from time to time run out of work. We require only two weeks’ notice to rotate the apprentice away from your business and into work with another company. 

Do I get to choose my apprentice?

All 1300apprentice candidates are fully screened and tested however as a host employer you get to make the final decision on who works in your business.  

Why use 1300apprentice if I can do it all myself?

Our service enables you to focus on your business and not your staffing needs. Specialising in apprentice and trainee recruitment and employment for over 30 years we have a wealth of experience in managing the apprenticeship and traineeship process for your business.

What happens if the apprentice is injured while working with me?

Our WH&S Manager is responsible for managing this process including working with the insurance company, medical appointments and in some cases, iCare. All injuries must be reported to 1300apprentice immediately.  

What happens if I shut my business for the holidays?

Reasonable notice is required to be given to the apprentice who will apply to take annual leave during this time. As annual leave is already included in the Host Employer charge-out rate you will not receive an invoice over this time from 1300apprentice.

Who looks after TAFE/RTO enrolments?

1300apprentice does!  We also regularly update the Host Employer with the apprentice’s progress at TAFE/RTO and provide you with a copy of their results as they become available.

How much does the service cost?

The cost of the 1300apprentice service is included in the hourly host charge out rate and these rates are dependent on the relevant industrial award. The hourly host charge out rate is inclusive of the apprentice’s/trainee’s wage, superannuation, all entitlements such as annual leave and loading, sick leave and public holidays, TAFE/RTO enrolment fee, PPE, Workers Compensation provision and our performance monitoring.

Contact us if you have a different question.