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
Title of host publicationContemporary apprenticeship
Subtitle of host publicationInternational perspectives on an evolving model of learning
EditorsAlison Fuller, Lorna Unwin
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780415640268
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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