Southern Group Training Trust is an apprentice employer. We pay you (the apprentice), your host company pays us for your time, and we make sure that you(TM)re learning what you need to complete your apprenticeship qualification.
For the apprentice, our experienced, industry trained Training Managers help keep you motivated and make sure that you take the best path to achieving your trade qualification. We accept applications from anyone, anytime, with all applicants being invited in for an assessment / overview of apprenticeships, after which an interview is arranged with the appropriate training manager.
For the employer, Southern Group Training takes care of the legwork of hiring and training an apprentice. We can find an apprentice for you, take care of the paperwork, look after any employment issues and reduce the hassles involved with having an apprentice. Host companies are provided with a profile of suitable candidates and offered the opportunity to interview them before making their final selection.
Southern Group Training screens apprentice candidates for suitability and provides a measure of careers guidance to them.
We have a close working relationship with our local polytech (SIT) and often refer candidates to them. This results in the candidate having a more relevant and useful skill set when we start looking to place them in an apprenticeship. It also provides them with a basic knowledge and understanding of workplace health and safety.
We look for the best oefit between apprentices and host companies.
Apprenticeships are competency based rather than time based. The emphasis is on achieving competency in the various unit standards required within the qualification, rather than the time spent working as an apprentice.
Southern Group Training manages this whole process including workplace assessments. Our Training Managers are both trade qualified and qualified workplace assessors.
Southern Group Training handles all the apprentice employment and training paperwork letting you concentrate on doing what you do best, running your business.