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Our Top 3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your GTO Experience

Top 3 Tips GTO Experience

As a dedicated Group Training Organisation (GTO), we want to be able to provide our host employers with the best possible service.

Our role is to deliver them the best apprentices and trainees and set up the best outcomes for their business and the greater industry.

A GTO and Host Employer partnership can yield great results for your business and your apprentice or trainee, however, there are some things you can do yourself to ensure a better outcome for your business. We've highlighted our top three tips for getting the most out of your GTO experience.

Tip 1: Know what kind of candidate you're looking for

When briefing your GTO on your vacancies, the more detail you can provide, the better the candidate.

When providing your vacancy brief to your GTO, make sure you are giving as much detail as you can about the role. This will help our recruiters ensure that they can attract and recruit the right candidate for your business.

  • Provide details about the job including any day-to-day activities that your apprentice or trainee may be responsible for.
  • Make sure you highlight the key skills and experience you are looking for in the role. You may also want to open up your criteria to candidates with transferrable skills, who would be a good fit for the role.
  • What other benefits can you offer to your apprentice? Flexible working or even a competitive salary can be the difference between hiring a good candidate and not getting any applications.
  • Highlight the personality and behavioural attributes you want to see in your apprentices. This is particularly important to ensure they’re a good cultural fit.

Our MIGAS specialist recruitment team have many years of experience in both recruitment and the trade industry itself. Through a stringent screening process consisting of interviews and trade-specific aptitude testing, we are able to identify the best candidates for your role.

Tip 2: Connect with your dedicated field officer

Your GTO will usually have a dedicated field team that will meet with you regularly and who will support your apprentice or trainee to completion of their qualifications.

At MIGAS our field officers are our host employer's direct line of communication with us and provide them with ongoing support. Our field officers are there to relieve the pressure of dealing with typical administrative and performance-related matters and to set our host employers and apprentices and trainees up for success.

Tip 3: Put your good apprentices forward for awards

Got an apprentice who you’re particularly proud of? Reward them and give them the recognition they deserve! Rewarding and recognising the achievements of your apprentices, goes a long way in reinforcing high-performance culture and high morale in your workplace.

At MIGAS we encourage the nomination of apprentices and trainees for State and National Training Awards, including our own MIGAS MiScholarships Program, which provides a reward and recognition platform for high-performing apprentices and trainees.

Putting it All Together

By combining the above tips for all stages of the apprenticeship or traineeship journey, you'll be ensuring that you're getting the best value out of your experience working with your GTO.

Are you looking to hire an apprentice or trainee? MIGAS has been recruiting and employing apprentices and trainees for 35 years.

Find out more about our host employer services and contact us to get started.


Published 15/11/2021

In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.