Traineeships can be a great way to hire a much much needed office staff member to enhance your efficiency. The good news is there are government grants available to assist with the cost. In fact, they cover most of the costs!
A few of my clients have taken advantage of this and have received enough funding to cover most of the costs of hiring the new staff member. Now of course, $24K in government payments has strings attached. But as long as you get your head around the terms and conditions, you can essentially have a free employee.
I know. FREE.
Yep - you heard me right.
Here is what I found:
$20K from Queensland government.
$4K from Australian government.
Key watch outs.
The fine print.
I originally published this article in August 2017. I have updated the information for 2018 in this version.
Since this article was first written, there have been more changes to the program. Please see the most recent article for the up to date information.