Job seekers FAQs

1300apprentice connects employees to host employers

What is a Group Training Organisation (GTO)?

A group training organisation (GTO) is an organisation that employs apprentices and trainees, and then places them with a host employer who they work for whilst receiving on-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship.

GTOs support the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Australia by providing: employment for apprentices and trainees opportunities for employers who can’t support an apprentice or trainee for the full term of an apprenticeship or traineeship, or think it is too administratively cumbersome, to still take on an apprentice or trainee employment opportunities for apprenticeships and traineeships that otherwise might not have existed.

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What will the interviewer ask me?

Be prepared by researching what tasks your role will include, have some knowledge of the company you have applied to work with. Have some examples where you have undertaken projects at school or home that may be relevant to the job. Knowing these before you go to the interview will demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and know what to expect in the role.

What should I wear to the interview?

Click here for tips on how to dress for an interview.

How do I get to know about the role and company I am hoping to work with?

The internet is a great source of information. Research the company website to see what work they are undertaking, what projects they are involved in, how long they have been in operation. You can also use the internet, parents or people you know already in the trade to talk about the role. Having a good general understanding will help you stand out from the other candidates.

How long will my apprenticeship or traineeship take to complete?

This varies depending on the career path you choose. Training Services NSW has all the current information on apprenticeship and traineeship training terms.

Does it cost me anything for 1300apprentice to find me a job?

No – 1300apprentice was established to assist job seekers into a rewarding career path. At no time are you charged for any of the services we provide you in locating a job.

How do I register with 1300apprentice as a job seeker?

That’s easy – click here and fill out the form.

Should I supply references for the interview?

References from work experience or a casual role that you have had will always help you. It is preferable that you provide a fixed line phone number rather than a mobile phone number. Written references must be on a letterhead with contact details for the interviewee to verify its validity.