Need staff? Trial a young person before you hire

18 May, 2017

A new Australian Government program aims to make it easier for businesses to find and recruit young people.

Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) allows businesses to trial an eligible young person aged 17–24 in a work experience placement (called a PaTH internship) for between 4 and 12 weeks to find out if they are right for the role.

The Government provides participating businesses with a payment of $1000 (GST inclusive) to help with the cost of hosting the internship and covers the young person’s insurance. An additional $6,500 or $10,000 could be paid if the business hires the intern in an ongoing position and additional incentives may be available if the intern is offered an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Businesses do not pay the intern during the placement; instead the intern receives an additional $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payment.

How can I access the program?

Contact Libby Kinna at Apprenticeship Support Australia on 1300 363 831 to learn more about Youth Jobs PaTH. You can find a list of providers in your area here