Recruit apprentices and trainees

Finding the right person for an apprenticeship or traineeship is critical. The applicant must be hard-working, able to take instruction and dedicated to establishing a career in their chosen profession.

Ways to recruit

Existing staff

Group training organisation

Rather than directly recruit an apprentice or trainee yourself, you can 'host' one, for a short or long period of time, through a group training organisation (GTO).

The GTO takes care of the recruitment, employment and responsibility for the off-the job training.

You will only be responsible for on-the-job supervision and training.

Registered training organisation

Contact a registered training organisation who offers pre-vocational or pre-employment courses in your industry.

High schools

Recruit from local high schools. Many schools offer school-based training programs and may advertise the position to the school community.

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Ask about using school networks to find your next apprentice or trainee.

Job seeker websites

Post your apprenticeship or traineeship vacancy on job seeker websites.

Apprenticeship Central

Find out how to advertise a job, or search, for your next apprentice or trainee.

Skillsroad Jobs board

Find out about advertising for entry level jobs and 15–25-year-old job seekers.

Out-of-trade register

Search for Queensland-based apprentices and trainees who have been previously registered but have lost their job.

Workforce Australia

Search the Australian Government's online employment service for your next apprentice or trainee.