Apprenticeships are a cost-effective way of upskilling your workforce, driving long-term business success.

We support employers in recruiting, training and retaining apprentices across South Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

How SYC supports your business


First Nations apprentices


What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?


Our free service supports your business to recruit, manage and retain apprentices.

With over 65 years of working with employers to recruit and support employees, we will work with you to develop a comprehensive and accurate understanding of your business.

Our team partner with your business to:

  • Provide seamless administrative support, making it easier for you to integrate apprentices into your workforce. This makes it easier for you to invest time and energy into your apprentice/s.
  • Recruit apprentices from our pool of potential employees matched to your specific needs.
  • Support you and your team with ongoing assistance and mentorship, helping all navigate challenges and achieve results.

Strengthen your workforce

Employing an apprentice offers many benefits to businesses of all sizes.

Some benefits include:

  • A cost-effective way to fill skill gaps whilst assisting an apprentice in gaining their qualification.
  • Providing opportunities for existing employees looking to enhance their skill sets and knowledge base whilst working in your business.
  • Industry-specific training across essential competencies, aligning with organisational structures and processes.
  • Developing a skilled workforce through collaboration with leaders in your organisation who are responsible for the on-the-job components of the training contract.

Supporting your apprentices every step of the way

At SYC, we set apprentices up for success by conducting initial assessments and match supports to individual needs. This enables us to provide tailored support to apprentices who face additional barriers throughout their apprenticeship.

Our personalised approach guarantees that apprentices are supported throughout their apprenticeship, helping them overcome challenges and achieve success.

Frequently asked questions

What is an apprenticeship?

An Australian Apprenticeship, also incorporating traineeships, opens a unique learning pathway that integrates paid on-the-job training and formal (off-job-learnings) study with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This comprehensive approach not only provides practical skills but also leads to attaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship equips individuals with a blend of practical skills and formal education, offering a compelling edge in the job market. This combination of hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge is highly valued by employers across diverse industries and professions. One of the key advantages of undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship is the support provided by the Australian government. This includes funding and other benefits aimed at assisting apprentices and trainees with the costs incurred during their training, making it a more accessible and financially viable option.

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What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?

In today's evolving industry landscape, hiring apprentices is an effective strategy for businesses to address skill shortages and enhance productivity. Apprenticeships provide a cost-effective solution to develop a qualified workforce while offering opportunities for existing employees to upskill. This approach allows for customised training programs that align with industry needs and ensures a well-prepared, skilled workforce, contributing to high performance and productivity.

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Financial support

As an employer hiring an apprentice, you may be eligible for financial support and incentives from the Australian Government. At SYC, we work with you to determine your eligibility and assist with the administration process. This enables you to claim support whilst focusing on training your apprentices.

You could be eligible for financial support such as:

- The Priority Wage Subsidy
- The Hiring Incentive
- The Disability Australian Apprentice Wage Support (DAAWS)

For more information about the range of financial support available and to determine your eligibility, contact us today.

First Nations apprentices

We're proud to work with First Nations apprentices, supporting individuals of all ages steer their careers and gain the skills and experience needed to thrive in their chosen industries. We can support you to find your next First Nations apprentice.

To get started, contact our team today.

Get in contact with the Apprenticeship Support Service team