- Jun 12, 2020
What's the trade & how much are you paying the apprentices?Certainly true in my trade.
I've just moved home to Western Australia, my last move. I expected to be twiddling my thumbs for 2 or 3 months but I have been absolutely inundated with work in the first 5 weeks, due to an absolute shortage of qualified tradesmen in my field.
Guys are finding it impossible to get apprentices. We are pretty well paid but the work is hard and our clients are generally freaking nuts in some way... Easier to sit in an air conditioned Haulpak listening to country music up in Newman or somewhere.
Guys like me that can do specialised stuff can just name our price, because literally almost nobody can do it here.
The Gap has been filled in the past by 457 Poms, but they ain't happening now.