Employing an apprentice or trainee

Build your business with apprentices and trainees

Become a host employer with CVGT Employment and let us find you the right employees for your business.

CVGT Employment has been supporting employers and their apprentices and trainees for more than 40 years. We take the risk out of hiring new staff by providing flexible staffing solutions for your business. We find you high-quality employees that fit the position you want filled and for how long.

An Australian apprenticeship is a term the Australian Government uses to describe apprentice and trainee programs that combines structured training and paid work. They can be completed full-time, part-time or school-based. Gain all of the benefits without the hassle.

Benefits of hiring an apprentice or trainee

  • Access to financial incentives
  • Employment services
  • Recruiting services
  • Capacity to meet demand
  • Reduced employee admin
  • Reliable go-to workers
  • More time to run your business
  • Dedicated field officer support
  • Post placement support and management
  • Trusted, experienced advice
  • Payroll and human resource services

Group training is helpful to small and medium sized businesses that:

  • Find committing to an apprenticeship difficult
  • Lack the resources to manage an apprentice
  • Are unable to provide the full on the job training required for an apprenticeship

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Free recruitment services

CVGT Employment has been helping employers to source local workers since 1983.

We began in Bendigo as a group training organisation that connected apprentices and trainees with host employers. We’ve been a quality one-stop shop ever since.

A range of host employers are on our books – businesses like yours – that have gained keen and reliable employees who can get the jobs done and are an asset to your business.

Our clients want extra hands on deck. They also have skills and experience to share. But they want the process to be simple and hassle free. That’s exactly what our group training model delivers. We hire and manage apprentices and trainees so you can get on with business.

We can find you the people, monitor the training contract and administer all of the paperwork. A dedicated field officer provides professional advice and support the whole way through.

A CVGT Employment apprentice or trainee might be placed with your organisation for the duration of their training, or they might rotate among different workplaces. We manage the logistics so you can manage your workload and the bottom line.

And on that front, we’ll guide you to access the financial incentives that recognise your contribution to training and economic development.

Apprenticeships and traineeships provide solid career pathways. They’re also great for business. Let’s talk about how CVGT can make it work for you.

Hiring an apprentice or trainee FAQ

What is a traineeship or apprenticeship?
The nationally recognised qualifications combine formal training with on-the job learning in paid employment. Apprenticeships and traineeships cover a broad range of industries and job types.

How does group training work?
CVGT Employment acts like an umbrella employer, and we place trainees and apprentices with host employer businesses. They work in your workplace when you need them, while they gain real-life skills and experience.

What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice or trainee?
You gain hands on deck without the hassle. CVGT Employment takes care of the legal and support requirements, leads you to government incentives, and frees you up to get on with doing what you do, while the apprentice gains a nationally recognised qualification or job training.

Who are the apprentices and trainees?
Candidates who want to work, come to us. We screen people for job readiness and support them as they transition to workplace training. You can also suggest your own candidate and handover the admin hassle to us.

What do I have to do to hire an apprentice or trainee?
Have a chat to a CVGT Employment consultant to talk about what your business needs. If an apprentice or a trainee is the right solution for you, then we’ll step you through the process and requirements.

Quality Group Training

Quality Group Training

Our Group Training program takes the stress out of employing and apprentice or trainee with two options: Group Training or School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Apprentices and trainees are employed by us and placed with host employers. You can focus on your business and we take care of all the paperwork. Either way, CVGT Employment will work with you and your apprentice or trainee.

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