Posted September 05, 2018 07:59:54 Hopkins’ trading school is to hire up to 100 more engineers as part of a $100 million investment in technology.
Key points:The move comes amid the Federal Government’s move to reduce the number of new graduates it requires for apprenticeshipsThe investment is to help the industry attract top talentThe investment will also include a new building, classrooms and a new software platformThe investment comes as the Federal Department of Trade and Industry announced plans to reduce apprenticeships in the industry, while opening up more places for students to work.
The investment follows the Federal government’s move last year to reduce entry levels for apprentices to the industry.
In its 2018-19 apprenticeships, students are required to work for an apprenticeship provider for a minimum of two years, with an option for a further two years.
“This will enable Hopkins to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, and make our trade schools a better place to work,” the school’s board said in a statement.
“We want to encourage the growth of technology skills, especially in the areas of trading, engineering and information technology, and to ensure that we are well positioned to compete for top talent and the jobs that go with it.”
The investment to hire 150 engineers is the latest move in the company’s drive to expand its trade school program.
In January, the company announced plans for an additional 1,500 apprenticeships over the next three years.
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