Are you a small business employing a trainee or apprentice?
You may be eligible for a wage subsidy
The Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees. Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage for 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.
Employers can register for the subsidy from 2 April 2020. Final claims for payment must be lodged by 31 December 2020.
The subsidy will be available to small businesses employing fewer than 20 employees who retain an apprentice or trainee.