What are my responsibilities as the Host Employer?
Your responsibilities as a host employer can be viewed here.
What if I run out of work?
1300apprentice recognises that business from time to time run out of work. We require only two weeks’ notice to rotate the apprentice away from your business and into work with another company.
Do I get to choose my apprentice?
All 1300apprentice candidates are fully screened and tested however as a host employer you get to make the final decision on who works in your business.
Why use 1300apprentice if I can do it all myself?
Our service enables you to focus on your business and not your staffing needs. Specialising in apprentice and trainee recruitment and employment for over 30 years we have a wealth of experience in managing the apprenticeship and traineeship process for your business.
What happens if the apprentice is injured while working with me?
Our WH&S Manager is responsible for managing this process including working with the insurance company, medical appointments and in some cases, iCare. All injuries must be reported to 1300apprentice immediately.
What happens if I shut my business for the holidays?
Reasonable notice is required to be given to the apprentice who will apply to take annual leave during this time. As annual leave is already included in the Host Employer charge-out rate you will not receive an invoice over this time from 1300apprentice.
Who looks after TAFE/RTO enrolments?
1300apprentice does! We also regularly update the Host Employer with the apprentice’s progress at TAFE/RTO and provide you with a copy of their results as they become available.
How much does the service cost?
The cost of the 1300apprentice service is included in the hourly host charge out rate and these rates are dependent on the relevant industrial award. The hourly host charge out rate is inclusive of the apprentice’s/trainee’s wage, superannuation, all entitlements such as annual leave and loading, sick leave and public holidays, TAFE/RTO enrolment fee, PPE, Workers Compensation provision and our performance monitoring.
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"1300apprentice has helped me gain a career in my desired field with a reputable company. The supportive Field Officers are helpful for any uncertainties you may have in the workplace. With the guidance of 1300apprentice I have landed full-time employment at a law firm."
Paul Ansett,Business Legal
“Choosing a trade that I not only enjoy but also has long-term career opportunities was really important to me. There is always going to be a demand for Truck, Bus & Trailer repairs and with the advancements in technology learning is endless.”
“Learning while you work is the best way to progress into any industry. I have gained a wealth of professional and personal experience whilst completing my Business Legal traineeship with MSA National which has built my confidence and enabled me to excel at work."
Brandon Forsyth,Business legal
“One of the best moments of my Parks & Gardens apprenticeship was being in the winning team at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 and meeting Prince Harry while I was over there. It was an amazing experience, a lot of hard work but was well worth it.”
Jesse Novotny,Parks & Gardens
“I can confidently say that completing an apprenticeship has been the backbone of my success and entry into further study. Full-time employment and hard work enabled me to purchase my first home as a 3rd-year apprentice.”
Martin De La Mare
“Completing my trade with 1300apprentice and my host has allowed me to travel the world. I transferred to London and I am now based in the Netherlands where I travel Europe and Asia repairing chillers.”
Lyle Mewton,Air conditioning
"As a mum returning to work who was unable to achieve the career of my dreams when I was younger, 1300apprentice made the process easy and supported me the entire way through and beyond. Their connections to employers and dedication to trainees is commendable. I was nominated for numerous awards thanks to the time and effort put in by my Field Officer and I'm in a career I love. I will always be thankful for the opportunity 1300apprentice provided me with."
"A professional organisation, always efficient in addressing my needs even though I was based interstate. I am very happy that I found 1300apprentice who have provided me with the opportunity to progress and achieve my goals. One of the biggest achievements throughout my traineeship was winning 1300apprentice’s Trainee of the Year (Finance) and Overall Trainee of the Year. Thank you for your support and guidance throughout my traineeship”
"1300apprentice offered job security when my host couldn’t. My first host employer wasn’t able to maintain my employment due to a lack of work, I was rotated to another host employer without any time off in between. 1300apprentice placed me in great work environments which allowed me to gain the full scope of my cabinetmaking apprenticeship and provided me with the support and assistance when I need it."
“This time 5 years ago, I had no idea where I would be. If someone told me I would own my first home before I turned 22, I would have laughed at them, but I made it a reality. A year ago I completed my apprenticeship with 1300apprentice. Not only am I now a licensed electrician but because of the host employer consistency in my apprenticeship, I completed my apprenticeship over 6 months early. They made it easy - they saw my ambition and gave me the opportunity to pursue a career. Now - 4 years after it all started - I’m about to undertake further training to become a qualified level 2 electrician with the same host company I completed my apprenticeship with. If you have the drive, they will help you succeed. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by before it’s too late.”
"Since first approaching 1300apprentice, they have continually kept in contact with me and been available whenever I needed assistance or advice. I have recently re-entered the apprenticeship search and after having experienced another apprenticeship provider, I can safely say that 1300apprentice are unique in their diligence, consistency and results. They enabled me to build connections within the industry I was hoping to enter and genuinely went above and beyond in supporting me through every step of the way. It is because of 1300apprentice and their reputation within the engineering sector that I am now enjoying my ideal job.”
"1300apprentice gave me the opportunity to fulfil my potential in my career. Their connections in the surveying industry enabled me to fulfil my potential and progress with my studies. Within a 2 year period, I completed my Diploma in Surveying and have been successful in gaining full-time employment with my host after my traineeship. Being a part of the 1300apprentice team has pushed me in the right direction and provided me with endless opportunities. I am very grateful and fortunate to 1300apprentice for their advice and support throughout my traineeship and beyond."
"Before coming to 1300apprentice I was just a recently unemployed 19-year-old and being fairly young at the time I had no idea what career path to move forward in and I was finding it extremely hard to get my foot in the door. The staff at 1300apprentice were understanding, approachable and happy to provide advice, assistance and have constantly kept in contact throughout my traineeship. I have now completed a Certificate III in Business Traineeship with a State Government Department and I am currently completing a Certificate IV Traineeship with the same department. If I were to go back and tell my 19-year-old self where I am now and what I have accomplished I would never have believed it. Thank you to the wonderful at 1300apprentice for your ongoing support throughout this journey and helping me find a career I am wishing to excel in."
"1300apprentice has helped me to secure work in my chosen trade locally with a great company and with great people. The experience is fulfilling and there is always something to learn. I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship in the Southern Highlands."
Jay - Apprentice Carpenter,Carpentry
"Whilst looking for an apprenticeship I began to realise that they are not always readily available for someone new to the industry. At this point I began to look outside of the area boosting my travel time to over an hour. Through 1300apprentice, I have successfully been able to gain an apprenticeship as a Fitter Machinist in the local area.
I would like to thank 1300apprentice for the amazing opportunity you have given me to expand my knowledge and enabling me to set up my career in the industry."
"I was born in the Southern Highlands and have always been interested in completing a Carpentry apprenticeship. I have already worked on a large variety of projects (some of them have been very unique) which has helped to expand my skills and wealth of knowledge. I would like to thank 1300apprentice and would highly recommend this program to everyone."
"After doing work experience with different trades during high school, I knew when I finished I wanted to become an electrician. When I completed my HSC in 2013 I started searching for an electrical apprenticeship within the Southern Highlands. Not knowing how hard this would actually be, after applying to countless electricians, I ended up spending the year bouncing around several jobs I didn’t particularly like. 1300apprentice found me an opportunity for an apprenticeship with one of the most reputable electrical businesses in the area. I’m very grateful for the opportunity that 1300apprentice gave me as it was the perfect way to kick-start my apprenticeship."
"I would like to thank 1300apprentice for all the help they have provide Stairlock and myself over the last two years.
The apprentices and trainees they have placed in our organisation are nothing short of amazing and rebuild our confidence in the younger generation.
Stairlock are committed to training the next generation and 1300apprentice will be a great partner to ensure our success in the future."