Why a staggering amount of young Victorians drop out of apprenticeships
A fresh report says urgent action is needed on apprenticeships in Victoria, with just 53 per cent being completed.
And “bad experiences” in the workplace has been raised as the driving factor.
“Of the people who are dropping out, they’re overwhelmingly having a bad experience in the workplace,” Michael Buckland, executive director of the McKell Institute – which conducted the research – told Neil Mitchell.
“We are seeing increases in bullying, wage theft and intimidation.”
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Alia, 21, quit her chef apprenticeship due to constant bullying and abuse.
“I had such severe anxiety that most days I’d vomit before work,” she said.