Working with large and small employers 1300apprentice connects apprentices and trainees to the right employer. A for-purpose organisation with over 35 years of experience in the Vocational Education & Training industry across 40 vocations it’s our industry connections that make us reputable.
Our professional and approachable team has an in-depth knowledge of the Vocational Education and Training industry ensuring a quality of service which is at the centre of our operation and ethos. Guided by a commitment to career development through on and off the job training, 1300apprentice works closely with businesses and client partners to achieve vocational excellence. Become a part of a growing company which has provided long-term career opportunities to over 2000 people.
- Registered GTO in NSW/ACT
- Indigenous programs
- Women in non-traditional trade programs
- Local government apprenticeship & traineeship programs
- Labour hire licence ACT, QLD, VIC.
We enable people to succeed in their careers. Through our active care, our trainees and apprentices become assets that drive the success of our host employers.
We achieve this through training, mentoring and personal development.
Our vision is to become the benchmark for apprentices and trainees by guiding them through skilled, meaningful and long term careers.
Chief executive officer
Field operations manager NSW
Apprentice & trainee officer
Apprentice & trainee officer
Apprentice & trainee officer
Apprentice & trainee officer
Senior recruitment officer
Design & brand
Apprentice & trainee officer
Board of Directors
Emeritus Professor. Director since 2012 with a Higher Education consulting background, Stuart is also a Former Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Sydney. He has educational qualifications in languages, linguistics and education including a PhD from The University of Sydney.
Director since 2006. Graham has an extensive private sector background in General Human Resources, Employee Relations, Industrial Relations and Work Health and Safety. He is a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from UNSW.
Director since 1996, Ken has a background in Accounting and Financial Management. Bachelor of Business, Accounting, Graduate of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Director since 2008, Tony is a Barrister specialising in Employment and Industrial Law matters. Bachelor of Laws (BA LLB).
Director since 2010, Brian has a background in Training and Education. Qualifications include a Master of Natural Resources (UNE), Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Uni of Syd), Diploma of Education (Uni of Newcastle), Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment, Cert II Agriculture, Certificate of Environmental Audit (NATA) and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Established as Bankstown Group Retail Training Scheme
Registered under Sydney Training & Employment Ltd (STE)
Canberra office opens
Our trading name changed to 1300apprentice
1300apprentice wins the HRD Employer of Choice for work-life balance, Remuneration, Career Progression and Employer of Choice (100-499 employees)
1300apprentice wins the HRD Employer of Choice for Leadership, Access to Technology and the Silver Winner for Employer of Choice (100-499 employees)
1300apprentice wins three awards, 2019 silver HRD Employer of Choice, as well as Leadership award and the Recruitment & On-boarding award
- Established as Bankstown Group Retail Training Scheme
- Registered under Sydney Training & Employment Ltd (STE)
- Canberra office opens
- Our trading name changed to 1300apprentice
- 1300apprentice wins the HRD Employer of Choice for work-life balance, Remuneration, Career Progression and Employer of Choice (100-499 employees)
- 1300apprentice wins the HRD Employer of Choice for Leadership, Access to Technology and the Silver Winner for Employer of Choice (100-499 employees)
- 1300apprentice wins three awards, 2019 silver HRD Employer of Choice, as well as Leadership award and the Recruitment & On-boarding award
Areas of operation
- Sydney metro & surrounds
- Southern highlands
- Canberra & surrounds
- Central coast & Newcastle
- Melbourne metro
- Brisbane metro
- South Coast NSW
“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for your participation and the stall you held at the Canberra College careers expo. Your presence and the information you shared honestly made a difference in students’ experiences.
Your expertise and willingness to engage in meaningful conversations were evident, and I genuinely appreciated the time you took to answer their questions and provide guidance.
Canberra College Careers and Transition Expo has been an enlightening experience for students, and your stall significantly shaped their understanding of various career paths and opportunities. They are now better equipped to make informed decisions about the future and pursue their aspirations more clearly.
Once again, thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm, and the invaluable resources you provided at the event. Your contribution has positively impacted our students’ career exploration journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have interacted with you and your team.” Careers Practitioner
“I have been working with 1300apprentice for two and half years. I was recommended by another company who is involved with 1300apprentice.
What I like about 1300apprentice is how the pre-screening process is managed; suitable candidates are considered for my business, and I especially like how the apprentice is overseen by their field officer. The processes are managed for me, and I am grateful as I can concentrate on my business.
1300apprentice is great to work with and I have good communication contacts with the recruitment team and with the field officer for my apprentices.” Stephen Wiggins
“Thank you for your polished and informative presentation to our year 12 today Chad!
You opened their eyes to pathways and a variety of apprenticeships and traineeships that normally would not have considered.
You engaged year 12 with ease and always held their attention with your vast array of knowledge and tips for job seeking.
It is so important for our students to be exposed to the employment sector and I’m sure you managed to help some of my students with a better idea of their future career direction!
My students and I really enjoyed your presentation, I will be booking you every year for talk to my students!! You’re the best!”
“I am really enjoying my time working at ANZ Bank. I love the fact that I am able to work in such a professional environment with great staff who are able to teach and guide me professionally and personally.
Getting the hands on experience is so great and I have way more confidence now than when I first started my ASBA position with ANZ. I am getting more comfortable when dealing with customers face to face and I am able to help them with most inquiries they have. I am so happy I am doing it and really appreciate the support I am also receiving from 1300apprentice. I can call 1300apprentice with any issues or concerns and they are always happy to help and support me.”
“1300apprentice is a great company that definitely stands out from its competitors. When you come into the office, whether you’re an apprentice, trainee or working directly for the business, you will always be treated with respect and feel welcomed by all staff. This company stands out for its high level of respect, professionalism, the company’s mission and its values.”
“Best experience working with 1300apprentice they are a very helpful team and always happy to help. Made me feel like a important person!” – Trainee
“1300apprentice have been truly amazing with everything through my apprenticeship. Both Karen and Megan were amazing at helping me throughout my journey. I have now started my own business in my trade and couldn’t be here without them. Cannot reccomend and thank them enough.”
“I would highly recommend 1300apprentice to any one looking into taking on a traineeship. The whole process from start to finish was professional and all the staff are amazing. I have always been a shy person and struggled to be confident within the workplace. Since completing a Business Traineeship through 1300apprentice I now feel like I can take on any challenge given to me and have walked away with a full time job with my host employer. I would like to specially thank my field officer Lorraine for guiding me through my course and helping me with any issues or questions I had from start to finish.” Trainee
“Finishing my engineering drafting traineeship with 1300apprentice today I could not be more thankful of the work Karen Bates and earlier Meagan Thorpe put in to help navigate through the years, the support was second to none and I could not have done it without them. Having been with another apprenticeship provider previous, I can quite easily recommend 1300apprentice – if you can get Karen supporting you, you’ll be in very good hands.” Apprentice
“HRC Alliance Pty Ltd continually placed an emphasis on building loyalty which starts with an emphasis on training, ultimately ensuring our success and developing a culture which emanates from the development of apprentices. Our expansion would not have been possible without the support of 1300apprentice. Their professionalism, management and commitment have empowered HRC Alliance to develop and cultivate skills and individuals for over fifteen years. 1300apprentice has been an integral part of our expansion plans and I would recommend their services to any employer.”
“Scott Reed and I have been working together since 2011 assisting young people into their chosen career and will continue to do so when he moves on from Stairlock to Opening Roof Specialist at Minto in November.”
“I have been dealing with Nick Brill from 1300apprentice for the last 6 months. Nick has been very accommodating and helpful, and made the entire process run smoothly and stress free.
Nick was also able to place us with two new apprentices at very short notice, which we would not have been able to do without his help.” Director
“Thank you for organising the guest speaker for Casimir Catholic College. Chad did a great job and the students benefited from the presentation.”
“The whole team at 1300apprentice is outstanding. Every contact from a phone call in, to Recruitment, Safety and Field support is excellent. The organisation has a culture of being communicative, open and committed to great outcomes for the Apprentices, Trainees and the Host. The team uses quality training providers and match the course to the provider for the best result. Regular contact with us as the Host and with the employee has been consistant and effective. I highly recommend 1300apprentice.” Director
“I recently completed my Cert III in Business through ACCM whilst completing my traineeship (with 1300apprentice). I would highly recommend achieving your qualifications through ACCM as I had a great experience with my studies.”
“Since 2004 our recruitment and apprentice management fees have reduced by using 1300apprentice. 1300apprentice provides quality candidates and continuous management of our apprentices, assisting with workplace issues, TAFE performance, monitoring and providing counselling when required. Safety is very important to our organisation and we are regularly updated with changes to Work, Health and Safety and our apprentices have a high work ethic to safe work practices due to the regular safety alerts and monitoring from 1300apprentice. 1300apprentice are reliable, responsive and provide a quality of service to employers and apprentices.”
“I would like to thank 1300apprentice for assisting us with apprentices since 2016. They make the process of setting up apprentices with TAFE enrolments & informing us of our obligations as a hosting company easy, which is an invaluable help to us. Our nominated Field Officer sets a great example as a mentor, motivating & encouraging, diligently monitoring TAFE & TAFE results, regularly conducting performance reviews at our site & maintaining B2B relationships.”
“After being disappointed with other employment agencies and their lack of effort it was refreshing to find 1300apprentice. Their professionalism in finding qualified staff is first class. 1300apprentice build relationships with their clients and learn their industries to help find the right fit. No other agency even phones on a regular basis let alone visits to ensure things are going well. 1300apprentice is my first option every time.”
“1300apprentice treat apprentices and their clients as people, not merely a revenue stream. They are the best in their industry. The care, direction, and attention they provide ensure that their candidates fit your business needs. They are a solid and reliable partner in developing and training apprentices for their future trade, producing industry best staff. We highly recommend them.”
“1300apprentice has taken all of the stress out of finding staff for our business. I have always found 1300apprentice to be very responsive when we have requested casual staff on short notice and nothing is ever too difficult. The care and professionalism that they show towards the development of the people they place in the workforce, whilst still ensuring the satisfaction level of the client is commendable. We have always been very happy with the caliber of people that they have supplied and I would be happy to recommend their services.”
“1300apprentice takes the stress out of finding staff for our business. We have found some great trainees through 1300apprentice and we are really happy with the ongoing support they provide to both us and our trainees. They are very professional and really care about the development of the people they place in the workforce and the satisfaction level of the host employer. We are very happy with the service they provide.”
“We have used 1300apprentice for a year now and love the staff and convenience of placing staff at our business. We feel confident with the placement of staff in apprenticeships and traineeships in our business. They not only support us all but also are a great support to the staff they place.”