Recruiting an Apprentice or Trainee

Would you like to expand your business? Would an apprentice add value to your business? This simple guide will help you find one.

Hosted Employment through a Group Training Organisation

Benefits:

  • Flexible on-demand placement
  • Hourly rate
  • CITB funding support is received through a discounted hourly rate
  • Minimal paper work
Instructions:

Call a Group Training Organisation to discuss your needs;

› ATEC Group Training 1300 112 832

› Career Employment Group (CEG) 1300 885 69

› Group Training Employment (GTE) 8721 2345

› Housing Industry Association (HIA) 1300 650 620

› Master Builders Association Group Training Scheme (MBA) 1800 067 466

› Master Plumbers Association (MPA) 8292 4000

› Maxima Group Training 1300 669 859

› Plumbing, Electrical, Electronic and Refrigeration Training (PEER) 8348 1200

› Statewide Group Training 1800 808 004

› Sunraysia Murray Group Training (SMGT) 1800 025 097

› Training and Placement Services Inc (TAPS) 8433 1200

Direct Employment under a Training Contract

Benefits:

  • Award wages
  • 3-4 year Training Contract
  • Direct CITB support available
  • Candidate selection
  • Tailored off-job training
Instructions:

1. Find an Apprentice/Trainee

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500 or

› Contact a DECD Apprentice Broker on 8226 0480 or

› Contact an appropriate RTO

2. Select a RTO

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

› Talk directly with an approved RTO or

› Search for training providers

3. Find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

› Visit Australian Apprenticeships  

4. Register the Apprentice/Trainee with CITB

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

School Based Apprentice/Trainee

Taking on a school-based apprentice (SBA) is a flexible and cost-effective alternative for employers who are keen to take on a part-time apprentice while meeting the needs and demands of their business. The student benefits by experiencing life in the workplace, earning an income and the opportunity to work toward gaining a formal qualification while at school.

Benefits:

  • Award wages
  • Flexibility
  • Apprentice/Trainee can obtain their SACE
  • Trade School Support funding available
Instructions:

1. Find an Apprentice/Trainee

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

› Contact a DECD Apprentice Broker on 8226 0480

2. Select a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

› Talk directly with approved RTO or;

› Search for training providers 

3. Find an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

› Visit Australian Apprenticeships

4. Register the Apprentice/Trainee with CITB 

› Contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500

Doorways2Construction

Employers can select apprentice candidates from a pool of work-ready, partial-Cert III qualified students from the doorways2construction™ (D2C) program. Students come into the workplace with White Card, PPE gear, on-job experience and a good work ethic.

In their senior school years, students engage in construction training with an RTO while continuing to complete their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). This affords employers the opportunity to look at a School Based Apprenticeship as a possible employment tool.

The program is run in over 50 schools across the state with student participation from Years 10-12. D2C industry pathway programs include general construction, plumbing and civil and provide a broad and general introduction to the industry.

Endorsed by the CITB, the D2C program is South Australia’s premier Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools program for the building and construction industry.

To source a D2C apprentice please contact a CITB Field Officer on 8172 9500.

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