Tips for hiring the right apprentice

Tips for hiring the right apprentice

  • Published on Thursday 16 October, 2014
  • 3 min. to read


Offering an apprenticeship could be one of the most rewarding things you do, not only from a business perspective but from a personal perspective as well. Apprentices and trainees can help build depth to your existing talent pool of skilled technicians and also bring fresh eyes and energy to your business.

It is important to ensure the apprentice you hire is the right one. Having a team with the right skills allows businesses to meet the challenges of competition, growth and innovation.

Define what you need

Selecting the right apprentice or trainee for your business means:
• deciding what the job entails
• identifying the skills required to do the job
• determining whether the employee needs to be full-time or part-time. If you require someone on a part-time basis, think about whether a school-based apprentice or trainee will meet your needs.
You can also use our online tools to build the position description.

Advertise the position

MEGT has a specialised apprentice and trainee job site which can help you leverage our vast network across Australia to source the right candidate for you.

With a simple registration process, it is easy to access a range of potential apprentices or trainees who can add value to your business. MEGT has a range of online tools and services which can it make it easy to get the right job advertisement that will attract the right people for the position you are offering.

Hire an MEGT apprentice or trainee

If you want to reduce employment risks when employing apprentices and trainees, you can choose a labour on-hire type mechanism with MEGT Group Training. MEGT employs Australian Apprentices and hires or leases them out to different businesses on a short or long-term basis anywhere in Australia. It’s the easiest and safest way of gaining the extra pair of hands your business needs, while ensuring you have skilled staff for the future.

If you want to get started with hiring an apprentice, we can help you with everything you need to recruit and manage your apprentices and trainees. You can pick the service level that suits your business’s needs.
Contact us and we will guide you through all options available to you.

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