Who We Are?
Apprenticeships Are Us Ltd is a registered charity and not-for-profit that is committed to assisting young school leavers, disadvantaged youth, and the wider community (our beneficiaries) into and completing an apprenticeship in the automotive industry. Our unique group training organisation consists of automotive apprenticeship specialists working with the automotive industry to source apprenticeship opportunities for our beneficiaries. This means we can be more hands-on by regularly working with our Apprentices and their Host Businesses 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 Ltd is dedicated to developing sustainable career paths for our beneficiaries so that they may have a strong start to their career. Throughout the apprenticeship journey we provide mentoring, on-the-job support, life skills training and employability training whilst the apprentice undertakes employment and formalised training at a Registered Training Organisation of their choice.
Apprenticeships Are Us Charitable Purpose
As a Charity we assist all young people from various backgrounds into apprenticeships or traineeships in the Automotive Industry. Apprenticeships Are Us Ltd as a Charity plays an important role in assisting:
- To employ and train individuals as trainees and apprentices whilst arranging for their placement with host employers.
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 are working consistently to introduce new young people to our 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.
Is to one day in the future to have Apprenticeships Are Us
Ltd as an organisation that is known and trusted in the wider community as a
place where vulnerable Australians from all walks of life can gain assistance
and support into an Australian Apprenticeship.
How will we achieve this? Apprenticeships Are Us works with
Government, Schools, Registered Training Organisations, and the Automotive
Industry. Our mission in line with our purpose as a registered Charity is to.
1. Offer paid training and employment pathways for people interested in learning a
skilled trade. For 17 years we have been at the forefront of delivering
excellent future automotive employees in a friction-less model which makes it
easy for people, their families, and the host placement organisations.
2. Promote apprenticeship centered training, employment and workforce solutions to
job seekers, students, people seeking to upskill and ‘at risk’ members of our
communities, with particular emphasis on youth.
3. Develop a positive, highly motivated workforce to deliver apprenticeships
outcomes and help our beneficiaries achieve sustainable employment throughout
their working career.