New Higher Pay and Benefits for Apprentices
Being an apprentice bricklayer will become more attractive when new higher pay rates apply in 2014. The increase in the Apprentice Construction Award varies from state to state and will improve starting rates for school leavers in 2014 by up to 30% more over two years.
The newly elected Government will also introduce benefits for apprentices. The Government policy on training includes the introduction of an interest free loan to an apprentice of up to $20,000 over the four year term of the apprenticeship.
The above changes will help young people choose their career in construction starting with an apprenticeship.