Employing an apprentice with Golden West Apprenticeships

Group Training is a training and employment arrangement where an organisation, known as a Group Training Organisation (GTO), such as Golden West Apprenticeships, employs apprentices and trainees under an Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and places them with host employers.

Group Training is an attractive option for many businesses employing apprentices and trainees, as Golden West Apprenticeships is the legal employer. This takes the risk and hard work out of employing an apprentice or trainee.

Golden West Apprenticeships can help streamline administration, avoid double handling and make the employment and training process hassle free, enjoyable and rewarding for all involved.

We take the time to sit down with you, face to face to go through what skills you need within your business.
Here at Golden West Apprenticeships we understand and appreciate that apprentices and trainees take a lot of work. We are here to do all the heavy lifting and to ensure the process is hassle free for you.
Golden West Apprenticeships can provide your business with:

  • Direct recruitment and employment of apprentices and trainees
  • Facilitation and coordination of training
  • Monitoring training and progression through the apprenticeship / traineeship
  • Mentorship and pastoral care

A dedicated Training and Employment Coordinator will be allocated to your business, who will conduct regular onsite face to face visits to monitor work performance, attendance and attitude of your apprentice / trainee, which ensures everything is on track and progressing smoothly.

Over the past 30 years, we have built an extremely experienced and knowledgeable team. We are the experts in Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Golden West Apprenticeships are committed to understanding your business so that we can place the right candidate into the role, helping to ensure the best possible outcome for you and the apprentice / trainee.
Our recruitment process is thorough and well tested. We provide, at no cost:

  • Advertising
  • Screening and pre-interviews
  • Literacy, language and numeracy assessments
  • Industry specific safety awareness assessments
  • Interview and shortlisting of applicants to meet your requirements
  • Organising the final interview with you (if required).

We also have a database of job ready candidates who are ready to start in your business today.

The cost to host an apprentice or trainee depends on the relevant industry award, allowances and year level.

Golden West Apprenticeships pays the apprentice or trainee weekly based on their approved timesheet, and will send you one weekly, all-inclusive invoice with wages, superannuation, work cover insurance, leave entitlement and college blocks built in.

As part of our service to host employers, Golden West Apprenticeships make the payments for superannuation, PAYG taxation, WorkCover and leave loading.

Golden West Apprenticeships are insured through the Queensland Workers Compensation Scheme which provides cover if our apprentices or trainees are injured at work. Golden West Apprenticeships will lodge a claim and manage the rehabilitation process.

We understand that businesses may need to hand back apprentices or trainees if business slows down or for other reasons. Business simply provide two weeks of notice to Golden West Apprenticeships. Hand backs are handled in a professional and efficient manner ensuring the employee transitions into another position smoothly.

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