Who We Are

Apprenticeships Are Us is a Group Training Organisation (GTO) that has been supplying quality apprentices to the automotive industry for over a decade. We are a not-for-profit organisation, so we put all surpluses back into the industry for the direct benefit of our clients. Working with Commonwealth and State Governments, registered training organisations, and the school system, we are at the forefront of addressing the skills shortage in the automotive industry.

 

Our unique group training organisation consists of automotive apprenticeship specialists solely servicing the automotive industry. This means we can be more hands-on by regularly working with our Apprentices and host employers to ensure the satisfaction and well-being of both. You will find us at careers fairs, trade expos, State and Federal Government forums, vocational education and training working groups, and regular meetings with interested stakeholders.

 

Apprenticeships Are Us inspires performance and is dedicated to developing the future tradespeople of the Automotive Industry.

 

Apprenticeships Are Us is a Not-for-Profit organisation and Registered Charity.

 

 

Apprenticeships Are Us Charitable Purpose

As a Charity to assist young people, disadvantaged groups and automotive businesses impacted by the skills shortage in Australia.  Apprenticeships Are Us Ltd as a Charity plays an important role in the assisting:

 

  • Vulnerable young people into an apprenticeship and providing ongoing Pastoral Care and guidance throughout the 4-year term of their apprenticeship
  • Automotive business with finding and employing an apprentice by managing their payroll, legal obligations, training and managing employee entitlements.
  • Schools by providing career guidance and support to school students looking at a career option.
  • State and Federal government by providing data, advocacy, and support with regards to apprentice employment issues.

 

Apprenticeships Are Us works with young people whilst they are in school to prepare them for an automotive apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a great way of building a sustainable and secure career pathway. Not only does the apprentice obtain employment but they also combine formal study with their progression in the trade. The added benefit is that they will be getting paid to do it. Employment within the automotive industry is consistent and strong. There are always more positions on offer in the automotive industry than qualified tradespeople to fill them. Unlike other industries, the automotive industry is not reliant on economic conditions to drive growth. The number of registered vehicles on the roads provides security throughout the industry.

 

We daily work towards introducing new young people to our team, being a part of the team and working with them to provide support throughout their apprenticeship so that they may complete and progress to become a successfully qualified tradesperson. Each apprentice is allocated an Apprentice Employment Manager to manage their apprenticeship. As opposed to a normal Labour Hire Company Apprenticeships Are Us as a GTO adheres to the National Standards for Group Training Organisations, which provide rigorous processes for the benefit of apprentices. All of our Apprentice Employment Managers have completed a Working with Children’s Check, are automotive trade qualified, have extensive experience in the automotive industry, hold a Certificate 4 in Workplace Training, Assessment and Evaluation and have undertaken additional training in;

 

  • Building mentoring relationships with young people. Building Self Esteem and resilience.
  • Active listening and communication. Adolescent Issues.
  • Conflict Management and Problem Solving. Duty of Care.
  • Working with young people from a refugee or migrant background. The Strengths-Based Approach.
  • Mental Health and Well Being.
  • Alcohol and other drug issues with young people. Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
  • Applied First Aid.
  • Risk and Hazard Identification.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Apprenticeships R Us is a Group Training Organisation, what is that?

Group training is an employment and training arrangement whereby an organisation employs apprentices and trainees under an Apprenticeship/Traineeship Training Contract and places them with host employers. Group Training Organisation also manages the additional care and support necessary to achieve the successful completion of the training contract.

How long is a Traineeship or Apprenticeship?

Traineeships and apprenticeships can range from 12 months to 4 years in duration, depending on the qualification and your experience level.

I have applied for a position with Apprenticeships R Us, how long will it be before I have an interview?

Apprenticeships R Us strives to be prompt with contacting candidates in response to applications. As a general rule, an applicant will be contacted within 5 business days of receiving their application. During this time an interview will be conducted over the phone and if successful, the applicant will be required to attend our office in Parramatta and conduct a formal interview and aptitude test.

 

I have never been to an interview before, what do I need to do and bring?

 When attending a formal interview with Apprenticeships R Us, applicants are required to supply a printed resume and any supporting material you may have available such as school certificates, awards for extracurricular study or activity, letters of recommendation and work experience documents. Applicants are also required to bring their Unique Student Identifier Number (this can be obtained from www.usi.gov.au.

 

Also as with any formal interview, Apprenticeships R Us expects an applicant to attend their interview in “appropriate” attire.

I have been for an interview, what happens now?

If you have been successful with your preliminary interview, Apprenticeships R Us will discuss your application with a host employer.

If they are interested in your application, we will organise an interview with a host employer.

 

From this point on, the success of your application for an apprenticeship will depend on how well you present and interview to these host employers. Apprenticeships R Us will endeavour to support and assist you to gain employment as best they can, but as with any hiring process there is no guarantee of employment.