Schools can be a good source of suitable candidates. Schools often have a VET Coordinator or Industry Liaison Officer who may be a good contact point.
You can offer work experience to school students, or other students, who are undertaking vocational training as a starting point. This is a great way to get to know a possible candidate, and give the student experience to put on their resume.
Australian School-based Apprenticeships are another option and can give a young person realistic exposure to your industry. This is where the student commences working in an apprenticeship or traineeship on a part-time basis while still completing their schooling.
The key parties involved in an Australian School-based Apprenticeship are; the student, the employer, the school, the student’s parent/guardian and the training provider. Once school is finished the Australian Apprenticeship can be carried on full-time if required.