What Nashy said.I'm wondering, is it legal for a company to offer unpaid training? Surely they would still have to pay even for training.
My brother's mrs has come back from Taiwan and she's been going for job interviews and went to one at Springfield yesterday. What they offered was a complete and utter joke.
4 weeks training, no pay. 3 months part time in sales for minimum wage and after that they will decide if they want to keep you on. There is no guarantee of a job even if you hit certain targets they give you.
Keep in mind, that part time work is only a few hours each day and you have to go to Springfield for it. She lives in Rothwell.
Probation is very common, but I suppose there's benefits to it for both parties in that you can just bail if it's a shit job. It does heavily favour the employer though.
Regarding training - if it is directly related and a mandatory requirement of the job then they must be paid for their time. Fair Work would have a field day.