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How to find the right apprentice for your business

20-Nov-2013

Apprenticeships and traineeships play a significant role in the career development of hard-working Australians, helping people of all ages learn new skills and improve their employability.

Businesses that take on apprentices and trainees are therefore providing an invaluable service to the community. Best of all, host businesses can also benefit significantly themselves by having an extra pair of valuable hands on deck. 

However, before you take on an apprentice or trainee, it's important to ensure that the individual you have selected is the ideal candidate for your  business .

Getting the right fit between the host business and the apprentice or trainee is an essential part of ensuring that the relationship is beneficial to both parties, and that job stability and performance are both maximised.

Australian employers can ensure that they are taking on apprentices that meet their business requirements with the help of a Group Training Organisation (GTO).

A GTO manages the process of  recruiting an apprentice or trainee, working closely with your business to determine which apprentice or trainee will get the most out of their experience in your workplace.

GTOs understand better than anyone how important it is not to rush into an apprenticeship agreement. Their experience will prove invaluable in identifying the right candidate for any apprentice or trainee positions you may have available.

A GTO will also continue to work with your organisation once the apprentice or trainee has been placed, monitoring their progress and ensuring that they continue to learn and work to a high standard.

If, after a period of time, you decide that your apprentice is not the right fit for your organisation, or that you aren't able to keep an apprentice at this time, your GTO can even help the individual transition to a new organisation.

This is just one of many reasons why Australian businesses should consider working with a GTO when taking on a new apprentice or trainee.