School based trainees bring a wealth of benefits to venues

The benefits for your venue are endless when you hire young motivated staff in school based traineeships including,

  • Make a positive contribution to the local community by supporting young people,
  • Attractive financial government grants and incentives,
  • Attract and recruit new staff,
  • Produce a cost-positive training and employment budget,
  • Qualified and experienced trainers,
  • High completion rate,
  • Flexible on-the-job-training.

Two venues that have successfully engaged school based trainees for a number of years share their experiences about Club Training Australia’s School Based Traineeship Program,

The Surf Club Kurrawa prides itself on reputable well trained staff
“School based traineeships offer a terrific opportunity for both the students and the businesses involved”
Tracy Gardner, Human Resources

Redlands Sporting Club engage with locals through School Based Traineeships
“A great benefit is the enjoyment of our patrons when they see young people from local schools given a chance to learn a life-changing skill.”
Doreen Thomas, Human Resources

 

The Surf Club Kurrawa values it's School Based TraineesThe Surf Club Kurrawa prides itself on reputable well trained staff

Tracy Gardner, Human Resources
The Surf Club Kurrawa

The Surf Club Kurrawa invests a lot of time and money in building our team so that we are well known within the community as having well trained, valuable staff, similar to the likes of McDonald’s and KFC.

School based traineeships offer a terrific opportunity for both the school kids and the businesses involved. The kids have an opportunity to experience an industry before finishing school and businesses like The Surf Club Kurrawa get to hire young staff who are keen to learn and don’t come with any bad habits.

Having the trainees around also reminds existing staff of correct procedure and protocol as they are leading by example.
 
In past years we have had trainees go on to supervisory roles as we saw potential to keep them at the end of their traineeship and felt they suited a permanent role within the club.

In 2013, we are looking at putting on 2-3 new trainees with the hope of offering them continuing employment should they fit well within the club.

 

Redlands Sporting ClubRedlands Sporting Club engage with locals through School Based Traineeships

Doreen Thomas, Human Resources
Redlands Sporting Club

Here at Redlands Sporting Club we decided to embark on a school based program in conjunction with Club Training Australia. Following the selection process five successful candidates were placed into our program and commenced training both on the job in the club and theory with CTA. The program has been very successful with all five students completing their Certificate III in Hospitality.

This program is a fantastic way to introduce young people interested in a career in hospitality to our venue. The aim of utilising this program is ultimately to retain the students as employees once they leave school and, as they gain more experience and show promise, to produce future duty managers creating an ongoing succession plan for the Redlands Sporting Club.   

If you are considering embarking on a similar program I believe your venue will not only find it rewarding but it can also become part of your ongoing community contributions.  Another benefit is seeing the reactions of our patrons who enjoy seeing young people from local schools given a chance to learn a life-changing skill. 

 

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