Here at 1300apprentice we value the relationships we have with our host employers!

Below are some commonly asked questions and answers.

Host Employer FAQs

Q. If I use 1300apprentice, what will this service cost me?

A. 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.

Q. Why would I use 1300apprentice and not do it all myself?

A. Go to Benefits of Partnering with 1300apprentice.

Q. What if I run out of work for an apprentice?

A. 1300apprentice recognises that businesses from time to time run out of work. We require only two week’s notice to rotate the apprentice away from the business.

Q. What are my responsibilities?

A. For a full comprehensive list of the Host Employer responsibilities click here.

Q. Do I get to choose my apprentice?

A. All 1300apprentice candidates are fully screened and tested however the Host Employer makes the final decision on who works with you in your business.

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

A. Our dedicated 1300apprentice OH&S Manager is responsible for managing this process. Go to OH&S and Partnering with 1300apprentice for further information.

Q. What happens when I shut my business for holidays?

A. 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.

Q. Who will look after the TAFE details for the apprentice?

A. 1300apprentice does and we regularly update the Host Employer with the apprentice’s progress at TAFE.

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