Hire an apprentice or trainee

As a busy business, we understand recruiting and training an apprentice or trainee alongside completing projects can be risky. Whether a first year or an experienced fourth year, we provide apprentices and trainees to fill business needs.

What is an apprenticeship or traineeship?

The fundamental difference between apprenticeships and traineeships is in the duration and scope of the programs. An apprenticeship is a comprehensive vocational training program that typically takes four years to complete when pursued on a full-time basis. These programs are primarily designed for industries requiring specialised skills, providing in-depth training that often results in a nationally recognised qualification. On the other hand, traineeships encompass an array of industries spanning from business, administration, and hospitality. Traineeships typically range from one to two years when undertaken full-time. They focus on equipping individuals with the practical skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in their chosen fields, making them a versatile option for those looking to kickstart their careers in a shorter timeframe.

What is the benefit of using a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?

GTOs offer the expertise and support for businesses like yours to enable successful recruitment, workplace support and retainment of apprentices and trainees.

As a GTO, Community Solutions takes on the risk of hiring and training apprentices, so you don’t have to. By partnering with Community Solutions, you reduce your administrative burden, employment obligations and regulatory compliance too.

The right apprentice for your business

Benefit from an affordable and stress-free apprenticeship or traineeship recruitment process with Community Solutions. Our complete service includes:
• Specialised recruitment aligned to your business needs
• Intensive workplace training support through the induction process and payroll – including annual leave, holiday pay and personal leave
• Workplace Health and Safety and insurances
• Human resource management
• Performance management
• A dedicated field representative, providing end-to-end practical and pastoral support.

View our service matrix for more information >

Industries we service :

We support an array of apprentices and trainees across and array of industries including, but not limited to:

• Automotive
• Building and Construction
• Business Administration and Financial Services
• Civil Construction
• Community Services
• Electrical
• Engineering
• Individual Support – Disability and Aged Care
• Information Technology
• Manufacturing
• Transport, Distribution and Storage – Supply Chain
Download the Hiring an apprentice or trainee flyer (PDF)

Why choose Community Solutions as your Group Training provider?

Businesses like yours have been working with us for over 40 years to recruit, support and train apprentices and trainees.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation supporting the local community with a range of employment and training services.

Check out our FAQs about hiring an apprentice

Meet Host Employer Dale Emery

Why does Dale keep hiring apprentices through Community Solutions?

“We’ve built a loyal relationship. Community Solutions are not just a supplier, more like a project partner. They’re always responsive and I never feel like just a client or a number. It is so much better and easier than managing apprentices ourselves.”

Read Dale's story

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