That's a great question. How much it will cost to hire an electrical apprentice will depend on what skill level you require and how old the apprentice is. There may also be subsidies available that could affect the charge out rate. For example, if you hired a mature-age apprentice who was in their first year of training, the rate would be different when compared to a third-year apprentice who was not mature-age.
The costs for apprentices are all set out in the relevant legislation and their award rates can be found in the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2020. However, to save you the hassle of digging through pages of legal documents, we’ve built this charge-out calculator so that you can get an indication* of how much it will cost for your business to hire an EGT apprentice.
*Please note that this calculator provides an indication of costs only and may change once we have reviewed your individual business details and requirements.