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Agency offer New Grad position if I pay $4000

I am struggling with finding job. I came across one agency that offer New Grad program if I pay for $4000. The new grad would be in aged care facilities not in hospital. I am local, not international.

What do you think? AND

If I accept, Do I have to record talking with the agency?

Any legal problems?

Thanks.

ICUman

Specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

If you have to PAY for a job that's a big red flag.

Keep looking and networking.

I really want to work but hard to get job.

It is not for job but for training they said, BUY it sound like fee.

The structure is,

I pay $4000,

They training for a while

Then give me shift

after one year then they give new grad cert.

I am really concerning.... if it is not illegal, I want to do it...

gen88

Specializes in Surg- PACU/Anaes.

That sounds very dodgy! I definitely wouldn't

wow that is so sketchy, any place that asks you for money whether its to obtain the "job" or for "training" thats not right. I would rather work at a local fast food place until i find a proper job.

I would not be at all surprised if you get canned from this so-called job. I know you are desperate, but at least try to google the name of this company and contact the BBB to see if there has been complaints. If your school has a career center, ask them too. It just seems wrong.

Is this one of these 'traineeship visa programs? I see a couple of bridging schools are advertising that they have a program that you 'train on the job' for a year and even state you get pay (I take it at aged care places) and this helps you network and hopefully you will have then enough experience for a 189 visa or even after networking - sponsorship.

The trouble is, when I look up traineeship visas it says it is not a working visa so therefore I doubt it would be, or could be much pay and you cannot use it for working experience to add to a PR visa because because it is not paid if you do it legally.

Not sure how it works properly, but think it is unfair to applicants that apply and do this and unfair to Australian nursing as it more or less bringing volunteering RN services in Australia in the disguise as 'traineeships'

A nurse once qualified and registered with AHPRA should not need a traineeship.

If you are a local, why would you pay? get a professional person that does CV's get help in how to apply and push your qualities and skills to a pr department.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

But ceridwyn they state they are not International but local so don't need visa etc

I am local. Yes, they offer nursing home, not hospital. They may have some connections with nursing homes.

Yes, I revised my CV with Uni career centre and have applied numerous positions.

I am collecting centrelink benefits (newstart allowance) and currently working as RN in agency.

BUT agency doesn't give shift much and they cancel in the last minute. This week they cancel all two shift (this is allI received from them). I tell them numerous times to have shift... The more upset me is I paid $1XXX the agency for training. (This agency is different one) You might remember what I posted before...

The more shocking thing is those two agencies are advertised Uni clinical website ! (it is internal, only for Uni staff and students!)

...Shame....

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If you are a local, why would you pay? get a professional person that does CV's get help in how to apply and push your qualities and skills to a pr department.

I am local. Yes, they offer nursing home, not hospital. They may have some connections with nursing homes.

Yes, I revised my CV with Uni career centre and have applied numerous positions.

I am collecting centrelink benefits (newstart allowance) and currently working as RN in agency.

BUT agency doesn't give shift much and they cancel in the last minute. This week they cancel all two shift (this is allI received from them). I tell them numerous times to have shift... The more upset me is I paid $1XXX the agency for training. (This agency is different one) You might remember what I posted before...

The more shocking thing is those two agencies are advertised Uni clinical website ! (it is internal, only for Uni staff and students!)

...Shame....

Are the agencies attached to a education supplier for example: a private tafe, that has nursing courses?

Just checked the homepage.

They doesn't seem to education supplier.

@ceridwyn , if you dont mind, can I page or email you to send the info?

honeykrown, MSN, NP

Specializes in family practice.

What I can't understand is , if you already paid one agency for training, why would you want to pay another double or triple the amount for the same thing? What if this second agency is just the same, you will be out a lot of money.

I say keep searching or relocate. You will find a job.

Yes, I decided wrong paid $1xxx for training. At that time, I felt like hold anything to get experience. That's my fault.

BUT the agency was introduced by uni clinical website and the boss knows our professor this mak​es me trust them...

gen88

Specializes in Surg- PACU/Anaes.

Have you tried applying directly to nursing homes, or aged care/dementia settings in your area? They usually have a high turnover and are happy to take on grads.

All these 'pay to get experience' sounds real dodgy to me...

Was it a university or a private education provider that advertised this agency.

Some people refer to the private tafes as universities when they are not.

Seems totally against a university protocol. Just tell me on here if it was a private education tafe or a public full blown university that would put this agency advertising graduate years. You cannot send private messages on here? have you posted 15 times yet?

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