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A little bandaged bear?

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Philip Ruddock MP

Federal Member for B E R OW R A Electorate

Shadow Minister for Immigration Tel: (02) 858 1011

and Ethnic Affairs Fax: (02) 804 6739

1 April 1993



Parliament House Tel: (06) 277 4343 Fax: (06) 277 2062

At the two day Liberal Parliamentary Party meeting in Canberra this week, Philip Ruddock's lapel badge sparked a great deal of interest.

Sporting the bandaged bear for the Camperdown ChiIdren's Hospital's Public Appeal, colleagues were Ieft wondering about its symbolism.

"It was a great opportunity to bring to the attention of colleagues the special needs of the Children's Hospital and the Liberal Party's long standing and traditional interest in matters wider than just economics", Philip Ruddock said afterwards.










The Bayer Youth Traineeship Scheme is an 18 month program of planned education, training and work experience for carefully selected local high school H.S.C. graduates who have made a personal decision to enter commerce, rather than seek entry to university.

During their first 12 months, the Trainees develop workplace skills whilst undertaking a formal education program, sponsored by the Department of Employment, Education & Training under the Australian Traineeship Scheme. Three days of every week are spent working and learning in a variety of Bayer

Departments and Business Groups. The remaining two days involve attendance at a formal T.A.F.E. or Business College commercial course.

Towards the end of the year, the Trainees are assisted in choosing a career option, based on their aptitude and preference. They will be enroled in any one of a number of T.A.F.E. Certificate/Diploma courses, such as accounting, marketing, advertising, human resources or manufacturing.

The T.A.F.E. course will be attended on a part-time basis, with the Trainee being assigned to work full time in any appropriate area of Bayer. (For. instance, should a Trainee by studying for the T.A.F.E. Personnel Administration Certificate, he or she will work in our Human Resources

Department for their final six months.)

We actively recruited, and carefully selected our young people (based on rigid selection criteria) from local high schools. We then sponsor them through the last six months following the initial 12 months of the D.E.E.T - subsidised program. By "adding-value" to the Australian Youth Traineeship Scheme in

this way, all of us here at Bayer are proud to be contributing to the vision of meaningful employment for all school leavers.



The Bayer Australia Youth Traineeship Scheme will contribute to the goal of ensuring that young people, having successfully completed their Higher School Certificate, are provided with an opportunity to develop commercial skills and gain meaningful employment.

Whilst Bayer cannot involve all young people directly, by leading the ti and encouraging other organisations to implement similar prograr will realise our vision of ensuring all qualified young people receive the opportunity of working which is the right of all Australians.


Successful completion of the Bayer Youth Traineeship program should ensure that the Trainee:-* Has a practical knowledge of the purpose, structure and operation of

business organisations within the Australian context.

* Has developed interpersonal skills, self-esteem and maturity sufficient to grow and contribute in the world of work.


Possesses the knowledge, skills, confidence and attitudes required to undertake efficiently a range of basic tasks in a business environment.

* Has the ability to make appropriate career choices.


During the first 12 months of the Program, Trainees will rotate through four,

three month assignments.

They will have an opportunity to learn about:-BUSINESS GROUP OPERATIONS

* The sales and marketing process * Order processing * Customer service and liaison * Product registration * Technical service * Advertising and promotion * Business communication * Secretarial services.


* The basics of business accounting * Shipping and logistics/distribution processes * Co-ordination and control of operations * Use of computers in a business environment (including P.C. programs

used at Bayer and data entry work).


* Production planning * Manufacturing process * Quality control and assurance * Administration in a manufacturing environment * Environmental protection.


* Personnel administration * Employee relations * Training & development * Basics of Employment Law (E.E.O., Anti-Discrimination, Occupational

Health & Safety) * Office services - switchboard, mail, building maintenance * Corporate communications and PR.