Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Parnters

ATEP provide the Apprentice/Trainee with continuity of work for a fixed period and at the same time agree to provide or arrange 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.

ATEP (Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners) is a ‘not for profit’, community based organisation, proudly in operation since 1987.
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  • “My experience with ATEP was very positive, the support provided definitely helped with the completion of my electrical apprenticeship.”

    Andrew Lazzarotto, Elsternwick VIC, 31 years of age.

  • “I applied for an ATEP apprenticeship in June 2010 and I have since commenced a plumbing apprenticeship.  As I am 34 years old, I was expecting to find it ...

    Andrew J., Moorooduc VIC, 34 years of age.

  • “We have been using the ATEP employment service for our Education Support Staff recruitment...

    Elizabeth Gower, Assistant Principal – Noble Park English Language School – 2014

  • "We use ATEP for both our apprentices and school based apprentices - the quality of applicants presented to us always ensures an easy and successful selection of apprentice - allowing an easy progression from school based apprentice through to an ...

    Michael Kaye, Service Manager Patterson Cheney Toyota – 2014

  • “In January 2008 I started a Carpentry apprenticeship with ATEP and my allocated Host Employer and am now in my fourth and final year. I am loving the experience and keep learning new things every day. ATEP provide heaps of ...

    Tom H., Hampton VIC, 22 years of age – 2010

  • "ATEP guided me all the way through my time with them. They were always available to assist and made the connections to on-the-job training and Tafe easy & stress free. Support was readily available and regular contact made to ensure ...

    Kim Dipple, Education Support Trainee 2012-2013

  • “We've been using ATEP School Based Apprentices for just over 6 years and it's been a win/win situation for us…and for the apprentices. If there is a problem, all I have to do is call ATEP and it gets worked ...

    Brad Hill, Supervisor Stegbar Pty Ltd – 2009

  • “Taking up the ATEP employment service option two years ago continues to be of great benefit to our business. As a large commercial construction company having a well-planned and reliable Apprentice and Trainee workforce that supports our qualified staff is ...

    Tim O’Connell, Project Manager of Pro Build Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd – 2010

  • "Since first taking on an ATEP Carpentry Apprentice in 2007, we have rarely been without one. ATEP has provided us with a simple, hassle free and economical way of engaging Apprentices who continue to be a vital cog in our ...

    Rohan Hyde, Director ESKDALE RIDGE Pty Ltd – 2013

  • "In May 2014 I began my Business Traineeship with ATEP and my host employer was the Department of Health and Human Services. The whole way throughout my Traineeship ATEP was there to support me in any way. I have know ...

    Jacqui Eaton, Business Admin 2014-2015

  • “I did my apprenticeship as an ATEP employee and was so happy with all the assistance and support that I have now come back to them to take on the training of an Apprentice for my own business. The whole ...

    Kevin Mc Grory, Owner KEVTRICITY, Moorabbin – 2011

  • “I recommend becoming a ATEP Host Employer, it has provided our school with an excellent, convenient and cost effective way to recruit and employ Trainees as education support staff who provide valuable assistance and support to our teaching staff and ...

    Neil Sproal, Principal – Williamstown North Primary School – 2010

  • “I have been employed by ATEP since 2010 and am completing a Tourism and Guiding school based traineeship as part of my VCE school studies. Before finishing my first 12 months I had successfully completed a Certificate II nationally recognized ...

    Holly O., Mornington VIC, 17 years of age

  • "Joining ATEP was the the smartest thing I have done . Mel really took time to get to know me and put me forward for jobs that suited my skills & personality. Unlike other recruitment agencies, ATEP placed me according to ...

    Aimee Grinter – Customer Contact Trainee 2014/15

  • "BDG have been using ATEP since 2000 and in that time have had 12 Carpentry Apprentices. We find ATEP professional and always provide us with excellent apprentices. We love the fact that we don’t have the hassle of reading resumes, ...

    Brett Godden, BDG Constructions 2015

  • "I appreciate all the help ATEP and especially Mel, my Employment Services Consultant have given me over the past few years as an apprentice carpenter. I will be recommending yourself and services should the opportunity arise. Thanks ATEP."

    Paris Larman, Kooyong VIC, 27 years of age

  • A selection of feed-back as picked up through the year from apprentices & trainees who preferred to remain anonymous: "The regular meetings with the employment consultants, updates and oversight have meant that I always felt safe and secure in my position, ...

    Miscellaneous feed-back from Apprentices & Trainees

  • "...students from EMC have been amazing, due to their hard work we will be ready for our Open Day of the Community Garden at the Centre" Sam Rowley, Manager, Langwarrin Community Centre had this glowing report on work achieved at the ...

    ATEP SBAT Community program saves the day at Langwarrin CC – Community Garden!

  • Charlie is an Apprentice Joiner at Stegbar

  • Matt is an Apprentice Joiner at Stegbar.

  • Tyson is an Apprentice Glazier at Stegbar.

  • Jacqueline is an Australian School Based Apprentice at Emerson School, undertaking a Certificate II in Parks and Gardens.

  • Brayden is an Australian School Based Apprentice at Emerson School undertaking a Certificate II in Parks and Gardens.

  • Philip is a Business Administration trainee at Casey City Council. He is employed by ATEP Group Training Organisation.

  • Selina is a Business Administration trainee at Casey City Council. She is employed by ATEP Group Training Organisation.

  • Sheryl completed a Certificate III in Business Administration with Easton Bell Electrical, while being employed by ATEP Group Training Organisation.

  • Jess is an Apprentice Cook working at a Golf Club.

  • Renee is an Apprentice Heavy Commercial Vehicle Technician employed by ATEP Group Training Organisation.

  • Amanda is the Vocational Pathways Coordinator at Emerson School.

  • Andrew is an owner of Easton Bell Electrical.

  • Richard is a Manager at Woodlands Golf Club.

  • Paul is a Manager at Stegbar, one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of highly crafted windows, doors, shower-screens, splash-backs and wardrobes.

  • Ever wondered what a Group Training Organisation is, and how they can help you find an apprenticeship or traineeship?

  • Our School Based Community Project students from Berendale School have been tidying up the gardens at the Highett Neighbourhood Community House. This what Melanie Tighe, Manager at the Centre, had to say: "On behalf of our community that uses and enjoys our ...

    Thank you from Highett Neighbourhood Community House

  • Danny is the Service Manager at Patterson Cheney

  • Sam has now qualified as a Heavy Auto Mechanic

  • "Honestly I wish my apprenticeship didn't have to come to an end, thanks for all the work involved. ATEP ensured I was never without a job and never had any hiccups. ATEP should hire sub contractors so I can stay ...

    Daniel doesn’t want to leave ATEP

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