Shortage of Trade Workers in Australia worrying for employers

Shortage of Trade Workers in Australia worrying for employers

SHORTAGE OF TRADE WORKERS IN AUSTRALIA WORRYING FOR EMPLOYERS

In a recent article, news.com highlighted the fact that apprenticeships and traineeships are being snubbed by high school graduates. For Australian industry, this is an extremely worrying trend. Despite ABS statistics showing 86.6% of trade qualified workers find employment within 4 months after graduating, compared with 68.1% of Degree holders. There is a stigma attached to trade workers in Australia, and the sacrifice in wages for the duration of the traineeship are a distinct turn-off for apprenticeships. Long term, this is a major problem for employers.

 

64 traditional trades are identified on the National Skills lists, an interestingly ALL 64 are also on the 457 skills list (Consolidated Skilled Occupation List). 

457 Skill Shortage Lists
457 Skill Shortage Lists

457 Skill Shortage Lists

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