With the Youth Jobs PaTH, you can trial a young person in your business for 4-12 weeks.

Internships can help you find out if a young person is the right fit for your business.

What’s more, you’ll receive a payment of $1000 to help with the costs of the internship.

And if you offer a full-time role, you may also receive a wage subsidy up to $10,000 to help cover the costs of hiring and training.

What is a PaTH internship?

You can host a young person as an intern in your business by taking part in a PaTH internship placement. Internships are supervised work experience placements. Hosting an intern is an opportunity to find out if they are a good fit for your team and suitable for ongoing employment.

Internships run for between 4 and 12 weeks and must offer 30 to 50 hours of work experience per fortnight. This can include weekend or shift work (excluding public holidays) if that’s a normal part of your business.

What are the costs of hosting an internship?

Interns are unpaid by your business. The intern receives a fortnightly incentive paid by the Australian Government, on top of their income support payment.

The intern is covered by insurance purchased by the Australian Government through the Department of Employment.

Employers who take part will receive a payment of $1000 to help cover the costs of hosting an intern. If you decide to employ your intern, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of up to $10,000.

What type of work experience can PaTH interns do?

The type of work experience an intern can do will vary depending on their skills and experience but it should be structured and meaningful. The type of activities of an internship would be what your business would usually carry out as part of normal processes. If you need an intern with particular skills, training or certification, KONEKT employment can help you find someone suitable .

Is my business eligible to host a PaTH intern?

To be eligible to host an internship, your business must have a reasonable prospect of employment for the intern following the internship. This means you either have a vacancy that needs filling, you will likely have a vacancy following the internship, or you have a regular pattern of recruitment. Your business cannot displace existing workers or reduce an employee’s hours of work to make way for an intern.

Wage Subsidies

You may be eligible for up to $10,000 when you hire a job seeker aged 15 – 24 or up to $6,500 when you hire someone aged 25 – 29. To be eligible, the job seeker must have received employment services for six months or more and be working an average of 20 hours per week in an ongoing position.

To find out more

To find out more about the Youth Jobs PaTH, or other benefits we can help with your recruitment, call our local office on 13 11 24.