Australian employers' adoption of traineeships

Erica Smith, Paul Comyn, Roslin Brennan Kemmis, Andy Smith

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Traineeships are apprenticeship-like training arrangements that were initiated in Australia in 1985. They were designed to introduce apprenticeship training to a broader range of industries, occupations and individuals; they are available in occupations outside the traditional trades and crafts. Many companies use them on a large scale, some recruiting their entire shop floor workforce as trainees. This article uses findings from a national project on traineeships in six industry areas to examine the ways in which employers adopt them and the factors which affect their take-up across industries and enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-375
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vocational Education and Training
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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