Fake Jobs – Don’t Lose Your Training Funding
Ads look familiar? Are they real?
You get ONE opportunity for Government Funded Training. Don’t lose it on the promise of a job that may not exist.
Hundreds of people we speak with have been applying for jobs online, then end up in a training course.
They may have been sent to a “free training course”. Namely government-funded free training. In addition, they may have been told the training is needed to get the job.
Sometimes they are told they will also get a free Forklift Course.
In case you don’t know, the pattern is:
- you apply for a job and submit your resume
- a call comes in and says to get that job you need a free training course
- therefore you go to the training company
- by a recruitment or labour hire company you never applied to
- that you can’t find any information on
- for a course that you didn’t want to do
- you do the Certificate III course
- you try and book a forklift course
- phone calls and emails go unanswered
- however, the job is being advertised online again
- why won’t anyone call me back?
- what happened to the job at the end of the course?
- what happened to the forklift course?
Why the same?
Notice that the jobs all look the same, just in different suburbs?
- different companies
- offering the same jobs
- same multiple locations
These jobs being advertised are strangely identical to the Government Funded Training Courses. Curious isn’t it..?
Consider asking yourself:
- why does a recruitment company want to do this?
- additionally, why does this company I have never heard of want to do this for me?
- are they being so nice? Maybe they just want to help me out
- also, why would they offer me all this for nothing?
What can I do?
One minute you’re applying for a job – next minute you’re in a course.
- ask for that ‘job guarantee if you do the course’ in writing
- look online and see if you can find details on the company you are applying to
- think twice when offered something for nothing
- think twice before you send in your resume with your personal information
If you are applying for a job, look at who you are applying with.
Therefore if you are looking for training, speak to a training provider – a registered training organisation so you can make an informed decision about your education. This will allow you to make the most of your ONE opportunity at government-funded training assistance.