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Skill shortages remain in local building

Blake Rumbel, an Electrical Apprentice, working on site
Newcastle MBA Group Training & Personnel has been offering employment and training opportunities for youth of the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle Region’s for over 15 years. As a recognised leaders in the field, MBA’s Not for Profit Group Training Organisation has produced some of the finest new builders in the region.
With building activity increasing in the Hunter the industry is starting to see a greater demand for and in job opportunities with apprenticeships. The numbers of which, are at the highest levels in years.
However although this is a the positive increase, there are still seeing skill shortages, as only half of retiring builders and trades people in the industry are being replaced by Apprentices in Training. Building Apprenticeships are a great pathway into the industry where participants can become a profitable quality Builder.
Newcastle MBA Group Training & Personnel offers apprenticeships in a variety of trades including carpentry, plumbing, roof plumbing, bricklaying, painting & decorating, aall and floor tiling, electrical, air conditioning, roof tiling, floor laying, plastering, concreting, landscaping and more. They also offer traineeships in business administration, blinds & awnings, waterproofing and general construction.
Newcastle MBA Group Training & Personnel covers all associated employment responsibilities and only charges the host employers the exact hours the apprentice works on site. They look after all workers compensation, superannuation, inclement weather, TAFE fees & compulsory books, payroll and payment of each employee’s entitlements which helps in saving businesses time and money.
A host employer only has to commit to an apprentice for the period of time that suits the work flow. If the work flow changes the host employee can hand the apprentice back. The apprentice is then rotated for further training with another host employer.