When you’re looking to employ an apprentice or trainee you soon discover it’s a lot harder than it used to be. Hiring a construction and engineering apprentice or trainee includes a pile of compliance and legal paperwork, all of which is before they even start work. Then once the apprenticeship or traineeship starts there are a number of areas you need to report on, such as what skills have been taught, what hours have been worked and their performance.
If all of this sounds like too much work to fit into your already busy days then we have good news for you. A Group Training Organisation (GTO) specialising in the employment of Australian apprentices and trainees can do all the hard work for you. This includes all the advertising, recruitment and paperwork to ensure your construction and engineering apprentice or trainee is ready to start working in your business on their first day. Not only that, but it also includes the continued mentoring, support and administration including payroll processing to ensure both you and the apprentice or trainee are getting the most out of the arrangement.
A Group Training Organisation, such as MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees, directly
employees construction and engineering apprentices and trainees and places them with employers like you for their on-the-job training. This provides flexibility should circumstances change and you don’t require an apprentice or trainee for their full tenure. You also only pay when they are working for you, which means off-the-job training at TAFE or college is not charged. These are just some of the many added services that GTOs offer to save you time, money and risk so you can focus on your business.
What are your options when hiring an apprentice or trainee?
Good providers will give you a range of options for the recruitment and support of your apprentice or trainee. Keep in mind that if a provider is not giving you options that work best for your business then they are not focused on getting the best results for your business.
MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees has been in the business for over 30 years, and has built a reputation for delivering outstanding results for businesses across Australia. Their years of experience have led them to providing one of the most versatile construction and engineering apprentice and trainee programs in the country. If you’re short on time and resources MIGAS is able to handle everything from recruitment, placement and ongoing management in an end-to-end apprenticeship or traineeship solution.
MIGAS’s recruitment and placement solution includes:
The MIGAS business development team takes the time to understand your outcomes, timeframes, budget and any other nuances.
- Recruitment and selection
Once the brief and outcomes are decided, MIGAS’s experienced recruiters will search for the right match, screen and test potential candidates, then present them for an interview
Successful candidates are then put through an induction process that goes over workplace health and safety as well as relevant policies and procedures.
- Ongoing support
A MIGAS field officer is assigned to you and the apprentice or trainee to provide ongoing mentoring, support and a direct line of communication.
The trainee or apprentice will also undertake an accredited vocational qualification while gaining work experience in your business. Your MIGAS field officer takes on the organisation of the training requirements and scheduling.
- Administrative support
MIGAS provide extensive administrative support including the handling of all Government paperwork, complete signup and administration, payroll processing and timesheets, and supply of uniforms/boots/basic PPE.
However, if you’re happy to handle the recruitment but don’t want to manage ongoing mentoring, training and administration, MIGAS can provide an arrangement to support the apprentice or trainee’s employment so you can get on with running your business. Adding to this, if you’re a larger business with the ability to hire a number of apprentices or trainees at one time, MIGAS offers tailored group employment recruiting and support for both multi-disciplinary projects and specialist work.
What makes a good Group Training Organisation?
Whether you’re a large company or a small business, hiring an apprentice or trainee through a GTO shouldn’t be difficult or out of your price range. Generally, when you’re looking for a recruitment agency to hire an apprentice or trainee for you it’s because you don’t have the time or the resources to do it yourself. It’s another reason why you need to pick a company that puts your needs, wants and limitations first.
Apprentice and Trainee training and recruitment providers should have rigorous recruitment processes to ensure candidates are the perfect fit for the organisation. Part of this recruitment process should also include transparent discussions with the apprentice or trainee on the, at times, harsh realities of industry. This is one area where low quality recruitment agencies fall down, by not fully preparing future construction and engineering apprentices or trainees of the realities of life on a work site. Something which often leads to them pulling out of the program early or struggling to keep up with the workload.
MIGAS prides themselves on providing only the very best candidates for construction and engineering apprenticeships and traineeships. They understand ‘the best’ is determined by a different set of criteria for each business, and take the time to work collaboratively with you. This not only means finding the best apprentice or trainee, but ensuring that your budget and capabilities are at the forefront of all decisions made.
Ensuring you can trust your GTO to support your soon-to-be apprentice or trainee is vital to the hiring process. There is nothing worse than having them turn up for work without the necessary knowledge to step onto the worksite. MIGAS continually aims to improve their industry leading training and recruitment services in order to bring you the apprentice or trainee that ticks all of your business’s boxes.
What makes MIGAS different from other Group Training Organisations?
Being an industry leader with over 30 years of experience, MIGAS is a step above other Group Training Organisations. With a national reach they are able to help you get the best construction and engineering apprentice or trainee for your business, no matter where you’re located. Adding to this, they have the ability to undertake all the administration, training management and support related to the hiring of your apprentices and/or trainees.
When you work with MIGAS you get a dedicated field officer assigned to your business who will drive the mentoring and support of your apprentice or trainee. The field officer provides issue resolution and performance management services as well as handling of all the paperwork, administration, payroll and timesheets, and supply of workwear.
If you’re considering employing an apprentice or trainee and you’re in the engineering, electrical, automotive or construction industry, there’s nowhere better than MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees. Visit their website or watch their video below to find out more now.