Looking for a Career involving an Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

Apprenticeship & Traineeship Employment Partners (ATEP) is a well established “not for profit” community based Group Training Organisation (GTO) in operation since 1987.

ATEP has been successfully employing people as apprentices and trainees into the following industries:

  • Allied Building Trades
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Business Services
  • Community Services
  • Cabinet Making
  • Education Support
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Furniture making
  • Glass & Glazing
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology
  • Land Conservation
  • Office Administration
  • Printing & Graphic Arts
  • Plumbing
  • Sign writing
  • Tourism
  • Transport & Distribution


Group Training Organisations are the largest employer of Australian Apprentices (Apprentices and Trainees) in Victoria. Collectively they provide employment for in excess of 8,000 Australian Apprentices annually. The group training service is a unique form of labour contract in which the GTO employs Apprentices and Trainees and then place them with suitable employers (Host Employers) on a lease basis for all or part of the Contract of Training period.

As the legal employer of the Apprentices and Trainees the GTO is committed and obligated to provide work for the Apprentice/Trainee to one or more Host Employers (subject to work availability, sufficient skills and training progress and satisfactory workplace performance).

ATEP provide the Apprentice/Trainee with continuity of work for a fixed period and at the same time agree to provide a program of structured on and off the job training to ensure the respective industry or trade qualification can be successfully completed within the nominal time duration as set out by the Victorian and Commonwealth Training Authorities.

Once employed with ATEP, an Employment Services Consultant provides support to both the Host Employer and the Apprentice/Trainee by monitoring their performance through an ongoing scheduled visitation program at both the place of work and TAFE training environment, providing pastoral care and rotating Apprentices/Trainees to an alternative Host Employer placement when necessary.

Looking for more information?

For more information on our services, please contact us here or call us on 03 9583 9444.