Supporting my child

Supporting my Child Through an Apprenticeship or Traineeship

It’s important that you know a bit about what to expect and how you can help your child as they begin their working life.

Beginning an apprenticeship or traineeship and entering the workforce for the first time can be very daunting for a young person. Put yourself in their shoes, they may have never worked before, never seen how a business runs and the only people who have told them what to do is you and their teachers!

Firstly, it’s important to understand who’s involved in the Australian School-based Apprenticeships system and who you and/or your child will be dealing with.

  • Employer is U Train
  • Host Employer is the workplace your son / daughter are supervised in for 7 hours each week
  • RTO – is the registered training organisation your son / daughter will attend 1 day each week. They will also issue the Nationally Recognised Qualification on completion
  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Network – manage the Australian Apprenticeship and lodge the training contract

What Support is Available From Us?

In addition to his/her host employer and the registered training organisation who delivers the formal training component of the apprenticeship or traineeship, there is a lot of support available for Australian Apprentices.

As your child’s employer, U Train will provide you with the following support and assistance:

  • Support with weekly visits to the training organisation to assist apprentices and trainees with any training-related issues
  • Visits in the workplace to ensure your son / daughter is undertaking all skills to ensure they are comfortable and confident in the workplace
  • Phone support from trained mentors and advisors
  • Regular contact with the school to ensure

For more information on how U Train support your child through their apprenticeship, call us today on 1300