Dr Anthony Lynham


Free apprenticeships for under 21s

Free apprenticeships for under 21s

20 November, 2019 –

The Palaszczuk Government is building a strong future for Queensland and that means jobs, jobs, jobs.

Already, more than 200,000 new jobs have been created since 2015, but we won’t stop there!

At the heart of our government’s plan is an investment in training and skills development for our young people.

This is why we’re increasing support for young Queenslanders under the age of 21 by providing access to fee-free training across 139 priority apprenticeship or traineeship programs.

This is a $32 million investment in fully subsidised training, in traditional trade areas such as electrical, plumbing and engineering, as well as non-trade areas such as healthcare, hospitality and early childhood.

Free apprenticeships for under 21s is part of our new skills strategy to encourage local businesses to hire more tradies and young workers – by removing the training costs associated with hiring apprentices and trainees.

We want young Queenslanders to be able to gain a valuable qualification to build a career in the industries where we know there will be jobs in the future.

For more information download the free apprenticeships flyer [PDF] or go to www.desbt.qld.gov.au/freeapprenticeships