Trainees & Apprentices


"In a professional and fast paced environment you want to be surrounded by the best, and the best in recruitment management when it comes to trainees and apprentices is Protech. Their level of constant engagement within safety and development with Employer and Employee is second to none. As we do as employers and leaders, the entire recruitment team at Protech set the bar when it comes to managing, training and producing the best apprentices."

Ben Mckay, Rodney Industries


GTO Model

As a group training organisation (GTO), Protech are the legal employer of apprentices and trainees. Our team is responsible for carefully selecting the trainee or apprentice through our Protech Certified Process, managing all training activity, completing the relevant paperwork for wages, allowances, superannuation, workers compensation and employee benefits, and rotating the apprentice between different businesses (when required), to ensure that there is a broad range of training and experience.

Mentoring & Development

Alongside the management and development of trainees and apprentices, our Protech Development Officers ensure the ongoing pastoral care of these team members. This includes providing:

  • A Safe Worksite
  • Job-Ready Employees
  • Regular Work Visits
  • Training Competencies

Protech offers this pastoral care with the aim of guiding trainees and apprentices through important educational milestones, as well as facilitating higher learning in the form of dual trades and additional certifications. In doing so, our trainees and apprentices are equipped with the support they need to succeed in your business and throughout the remainder of their trade career.

School-Based Traineeships

To bridge the gap between education and the workforce, Protech offers school-based traineeships to lead young people into their desired career path, getting ahead of other candidates in the industry. A school-based traineeship allows high school students to develop the skills and knowledge of the workplace while still at school, earning an income while they learn and to build confidence in the industry.

Cost-Neutral Training

Protech appreciates that most modern infrastructure projects include some element of training, often in the form of mandatory training quotas to be achieved as part of the overall project deliverables. We have therefore established a training solution that allows us to, wherever possible, develop cost neutral training solutions for our employees across varied industries.