What is Greenskills?

Greenskills is a skills development training initiative of WPC Group that provides training programs with a sustainability focus.


Why use a WPC to hire an Apprentice?

WPC manages the complete process – recruitment, placement, mentoring, overseeing of training, allocation of safety equipment and weekly payroll. No hidden on-costs and minimal time outlay by your company. WPC manages the complete process. Plus the peace of mind to know that if your circumstances change, WPC can place the apprentice with an alternate employer.


What does it cost?

WPC will develop a package suited to your business, based on the industry award for your company. There will be no hidden on-costs, and all expenses to be incurred by you will be covered in the quotation.


What happens if I don’t think the Apprentice is a good fit for our business?

Not a problem. WPC takes on the liability of the employment of the Apprentice. You are considered as a host employer. We will remove the Apprentice and place them in to an alternate position at no cost to you. We can even provide you with a replacement Apprentice at your request.


Can I request more than one Apprentice?

Definitely! We can provide you as many Apprentices as you require and they can even be across a range of industries.


How do I apply for an Apprentice or Trainee?

Simply contact your state based office and one of our consultants will discuss your requirements and prepare a written quote. Please see the numbers listed on our website for state based offices.


Why Australia needs Green Skills?

Our Greenskills initiative helps the nation respond to the challenges of climate change. This is important to protect the future productivity of the Australian economy and with that, the continuing prosperity of Australian businesses and industries and continuing employment opportunities for young Australians.


Skills for Sustainability defined?

The Greenskills Agreement defines skills for sustainability in the following terms: Skills for sustainability, also known as green skills, are the technical skills, knowledge, values and attitudes needed in the workforce to develop and support sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes in business, industry and the community.


What needs to happen?

The transition of Australian industries, businesses and households to a low carbon, energy efficient and socially and environmentally sustainable economy will be achieved more effectively when the Vocational Education and Training sector has the capacity to deliver the requisite knowledge and skills for sustainability to new and existing workers.


To find out how you can host a GreenSkills apprentice or trainee, contact Greenskills on 1300 656 461.