Friday, December 7, 2018

Employers of Australian Apprentices who have made innovative improvements in training that benefit the outcomes for their apprentices and/or trainees are invited to apply for the 2019 Australian Training Awards.

The winner of the award in 2018, was Siemens Ltd, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability for 170 years globally, and in Australia and New Zealand for more than 145 years.

Since 2016 Siemens Australia has partnered with Ai Group and Swinburne University to deliver the Industry 4.0 Advanced Apprenticeship Program. The program has reinvented technology apprenticeships in Australia.

The program addresses the significant shortage in STEM graduates and is dedicated to providing apprentices with valuable, real-world experiences, supporting their development into industry professionals.

Siemens Australia CEO and Chairman Jeff Connolly said the win was a privilege and an incredible honour.

“When we started the program two years ago, we had no clear job descriptions for the apprentices, but were determined to collaborate and equip them with the right digital skills for the future,” Mr Connolly said.

“While the awards are great recognition of our combined efforts, we’re particularly proud of giving the first batch of 20 apprentices’ pathways to work in Australia and globally.

The outcomes are evident as we are already seeing real skills for real careers with this unique and innovative program.”

How to apply

Apply directly by completing the nomination form on the Australian Training Awards website. Applications close 31 May 2019.

Benefits of applying

If your organisation becomes a national finalist and/or wins an Australian Training Award, it will be recognised Australia-wide as a national leader in skills.

Being a national finalist or a winner can help your organisation to:

  • extend its reach to a greater national audience, and potentially increase awareness to new clients
  • gain national recognition for the implementation of quality training practices, and
  • become a highly desirable work place for potential employees.

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