Combining training with paid employment to offer recognised qualifications in over 500 industry specific occupations
"Many parents are still inclined to encourage their children to go to university after leaving school, rather than consider a VET career pathway. Others are convinced that VET is only for traditional trades like plumbing and carpentry. We need to dispel those myths. The fact is that VET qualifications lead to successful, meaningful, professional careers with great salaries and outstanding career prospects." - The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP.
Australian Apprenticeships (often referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships) are available to anyone of working age - weather your a school leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult simply wishing to change careers...
Combine training with paid employment (school-based, part-time or full-time) and complete with a nationally recognised qualification!
GTNT recruit for a range of industries, including-
... and many more.
Your future is important. That’s why we’re invested in you.
GTNT recruits for host businesses throughout the year. Our recruitment process commences when we have a host business position vacancy to fill. All of our vacancies are uploaded to our website and candidates are required to apply directly to a vacancy.
Throughout the year, GTNT attend schools across the Northern Territory to conduct presentations to assist students with future career options and job pathways. GTNT also attend Parent/Student information nights with the same aims, while we also attend the Skills, Employment and Career Expo (held across the NT).
Start your career while still at School
School-based Apprenticeships enable you to gain a vocational and technical qualification while completing your school studies. Your career advisers and teachers will know if you are able to undertake an Apprenticeship while you are studying for your NTCET and can assist you in choosing the most suitable subjects. School-based Apprenticeships are a great career option for students in Year 11 and Year 12.
The benefit of completing a School Based Apprenticeship is you can finish Years 11 and 12 while making a head start on your career. You will be paid an apprentice wage for the time you spend 'on-the-job' with your host business. You will be covered by a training contract, which links to an industrial award or agreement.
Receive the full benefits under mentorship
You will be assigned a GTNT Employment Specialist who will provide monthly mentoring to ensure your completion. Apprentices/trainees are assured of continuous work & training, culminating in a national qualification. GTNT arrange apprentice rotations to broaden training opportunities and we ensure that you remain on track with your qualification.
The recruitment process
Step 1: Apply within
Complete an online application and upload your current resume and cover letter. You will get a confirmation email that your application has been received.
One of our friendly GTNT recruitment team members will get in touch with you within 48 hours to arrange aptitude testing and an interview.
Step 2: Aptitude testing and an interview
Once the aptitude testing and interview has been completed, our recruitment team will review your application and, if found suitable, reference checks will be conducted.
Step 3: Referring you as a suitable candidate
Pending positive reference checks, our recruitment team will refer your application to the host employer.
The host business will then advise our recruitment team if they would like to have a face to face interview with you.
Step 4: Interview with host businesses
Our recruitment team will contact short listed applicants to arrange an interview and assist applicants with interview preparation. This is when the host business names will be released.
Step 5: Awarding the job
The host business will advise the GTNT recruitment team on who the successful applicant is and the recruitment team will pass on the happy news to the applicant.
Unsuccessful applicants will be advised of the outcome and provided with feedback to help with the next application.
I have been able to grow and develop as a person as well as achieve my goals. This wouldn’t of happened without GTNT being supportive and keeping me on track.Jessica Smith, Australian Regional & Remote Community Services
GTNT have been nothing but supportive and caring throughout my traineeship journey. I cannot thank them enough for taking me on board and believing in me. I truly appreciate all the help I’ve received and if anyone is looking at doing a Traineeship and Apprenticeship, I highly recommend they do through GTNT.Blessing Palupe, Power and Water Corporation
Working with GTNT really helped me in my Apprenticeship - my Employment Specialist provided monthly mentoring and really pushed me to continue with my training and make it all happen.Max David, Bridge Toyota
Last week was my last week as a GTNT Apprentice. I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me over the past three and a half years. It has been greatly appreciated that I could concentrate on my work and not have to worry about things like getting paid, uniforms or other admin items.Chris Pendergast, Power and Water Corporation
In the 18months of my apprenticeship, GTNT have been absolutely amazing. They are the most supportive and willing team of people, they will look into any questions you may have and they make things simple. They make an intimidating process seem simple.Dimiti Andresen, Department of Health Flynn Drive Dental Centre
I highly recommend GTNT. The knowledge and confidence I have gained from my traineeship is astounding and it has significantly changed my lifestyle. I have just recently completed my traineeship and the knowledge, experience and opportunities that have come out of it are beyond anything I imagined. I cannot thank the team at GTNT enough for all of their support, advice and interest in my successes.Kate Johnson, Department of Education
GTNT have been very supportive and have been with me every step of the way throughout my traineeship. This has helped guide me in the right direction and also feel safe to know I have someone looking out for me and my studiesNeda Aleksic, BCA National Training Group
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship?
Apprenticeships generally last four years and cover traditional trade areas such as: building and construction; hairdressing; cooking; electrical; automotive; engineering and manufacturing etc. Traineeships generally cover a much wider range of occupations than apprenticeships, however the training is usually shorter, lasting between one and two years. A number of higher level qualification traineeships have now been introduced which take longer to complete. Both apprenticeships and traineeships are easily linked to further vocational education and university studies.
- I’m not sure what I want to do. Where are the best career opportunities?
GTNT know what opportunities are available across a wide range of industries and have branches in four locations across the Northern Territory. We can help you work out what will suit you best and advise you on how to achieve the career and lifestyle you want.
- What if I don’t like working with my host business?
For an apprenticeship or traineeship to be successful it is crucial to get the right fit between the apprentice or trainee and the host business. GTNT’s Employment Specialists play a vital role in monitoring the quality of the learning experience both in the workplace and off the job. They can act as a mediator to resolve any workplace issues that may arise along the way and can provide an alternative placement if this becomes necessary.
- What happens if I change my mind and I don’t want to complete the apprenticeship or traineeship?
With GTNT you have someone to directly talk through issues with. Upon commencing with GTNT you will be assigned an Employment Specialists (ES). Your ES is independent from your host business so you can discuss what is influencing your thinking. They can provide an objective perspective, explain the options you have and likely outcomes of particular actions. If you do decide to complete the apprenticeship or traineeship down the track then they can assist with a new placement at a later date.