Fake Jobs – Don’t Lose Your Training Funding
Ads look familiar? Are they real?
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.
You get ONE opportunity for Government Funded Training. Don’t lose it on the promise of a job that may not exist.
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.