Starting an apprenticeship is a great way to develop new skills, learn on the job and to get paid while getting qualified. We rely on apprentices and trainees to learn the trades and skills that keep Victoria running. From carpentry to catering, bricklaying to baking these skilled and qualified workers form the backbone of many of our most important industries.
So why do we treat apprentices like shit?
Apprentices are more likely to experience wage theft, bullying, discrimination and harassment at the hands of their employer or workplace. And those who speak up are often fired, socially excluded or taken off the job; often resulting in them losing their apprenticeship.
Things need to change.
Join other apprentices, trainees and young workers to hear about the issues facing young apprentices, and have your say about how things can improve.
If you're a young apprentice or trainee in Victoria, or a young worker who wants to support apprentices, join us at Victorian Trades Hall Council from 6pm-8pm on Thursday the 23rd of June.
This is a COVID safe event, please ensure you are fully vaccinated, bring a mask, sanitize and check in.