Employer information

Aussie Painters Network run the Trade Ready Program, funded by Construction Skills Queensland, for Employers to help find Apprentices for their business.

The Trade Ready Program provides additional skills and experiences to individuals who are new entrants to the Carpentry & Painting industries (displaced from their current employment or looking for a new career).

As part of the program, participants will engage in a 2 week training program to gain the essential knowledge and skills, including life skills training to help with transition into industry.

On successful completion of training, they will receive formal accreditation and then move on to complete a 3-week work placement (120 hours unpaid work placement) with a Carpentry or Painting and Decorating employer (dependent on program).

These participants require a 120-hour work placement to complete the program, so we place them with an employer looking for an apprentice.

Please check our FAQ’s Page for further information. 

If you would like more information on placing one of these participants, with it leading to an apprenticeship (if they are the right fit for your business) please complete the form below and Jo Kirley, APN’s Recruitment Manager, will be in contact with you shortly.