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.

How can apprenticeships and traineeships help boost your business?

Apprenticeships and traineeships offer distinct paths to acquire essential skills in different industries. The key differences and benefits are:


  • Specialised skills aligned to your business needs
  • Comprehensive vocational training program
  • Competency based training including both on and off the job training
  • Approximately three to four years full-time to complete
  • Results in a nationally recognised qualification

An investment in an apprentice results in your business achieving a skilled workforce with nationally recognised qualifications. This can elevate your business’s reputation and credibility.


  • Span various industries, including business, administration, and hospitality
  • Duration is typically one to two years full-time
  • Competency based training
  • Focus is on practical skills and knowledge, steered towards your business
  • Provide a versatile option for a quicker career start

Trainees offer versatility across many industries, adapting to diverse needs. With one to two years’ duration, they quickly contribute practical expertise to your workplace.

Contact our team to learn how our current talent pool can boost your business.

How to find the right apprentice or trainee for your business

Whether you need a first year or experienced fourth year apprentice, we can source and fill your business’s needs. Build a skilled workforce with work-ready and eager to learn apprentices and trainees.

At Community Solutions, we streamline the recruitment process by assigning a dedicated Field Officer to understand your business needs as a Host Employer. Our comprehensive recruitment process including rigorous pre-screening of candidates, allows you to conduct final interviews with shortlisted candidates.

Our team take care of every aspect of the recruitment process, including:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Background checks
  • Induction and training
  • Wages and entitlements
  • Dedicated Field Officer, for practical and pastoral support
  • Performance management

Contact us to discuss how we can help you grow your business with the right apprentice or trainee. Or, learn more about how we make hiring an apprentice or trainee easy, in our FAQs.

Plus, view our services matrix for a detailed list of Community Solutions’ responsibilities as the legal employer of your apprentice or trainee.

Check out our FAQs about hiring an apprentice

What industries do we service?

We support many apprentices and trainees across an 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

Can’t find your business category? Contact us to discuss your needs.

Download the Hiring an apprentice or trainee flyer (PDF)

View our service matrix for more information >

What are the advantages of using a Group Training Organisation (GTO) like Community Solutions?

As a GTO, Community Solutions takes on the risk of hiring and training apprentices, so you don’t have to. We partner with you as the Host Employer, and your apprentices or trainees, in a process known as group training.

Rather than being directly employed by your business, candidates sign an Apprenticeship / Traineeship Training Contract with Community Solutions, before being placed in your business.

By partnering with Community Solutions, we take on all the paperwork, so you reduce your administrative burden such as:

  • Payroll
  • Tax and Superannuation, and
  • WorkCover

Additionally, your business will meet employment obligations and regulatory compliance too.

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

Ready to take your business to the next level? Contact us or call 1300 621 499 to discuss your recruitment solutions.

Download the hiring an apprentice or trainee flyer (PDF)

Stefan’s success with Community Solutions’ apprentices

“Hiring quality apprentices and trainees through Community Solutions has helped our workforce grow. Candidates are specifically chosen for their passion in the aviation profession and diligent work ethic. We have a very high calibre of employees, who meet the needs of the business and their own professional goals.”

Stefan Nageli, General Manager of Pacific Crown Helicopters.

Stefan is a Host Employer of many apprentices and trainees from Community Solutions, including Luke Steele, a recent winner of the title Apprentice of the Quarter.

Read more about Luke and Stefan’s story here.

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