Hessel GTO

Host Employers


How does Hessel GTO help your business?

Hessel GTO provides businesses with a low-risk, high-reward solution to building a skilled, motivated and committed workforce.

When you become a host employer with Hessel GTO, the trainee remains Hessel GTO’s responsibility all your business needs to do is supervise their day-to-day activities and provide on-the-job training and development.

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How does Hessel GTO Work?

Hessel GTO is responsible for recruiting and placing suitable trainees to the host employer, managing their training commitments and administration requirements. Hessel GTO ensures all enterprise agreements, awards, pay rates and entitlements are met as part of the GTO’s legal responsibility to the trainee. We focus on the trainee and YOU can focus more time on YOUR BUSINESS.

At the completion of the traineeship, the host employer has the opportunity to retain the trainee as it's new employee if it wishes with no obligation to do so.

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement Wage Subsidy.

Take on a trainee in your business before June 30, 2022 and you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50% of wages from the Australian Government paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12 month period from date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

In The News.

Our Growth and Partnerships Manager, Gill Elleway joined Jess Aliva from SACARE in an interview with the Fresh 92.7 Breaky team, Johnny & Davo to talk about traineeships. Hessel GTO currently has 5 trainees with SACARE and we have opportunities for another 6 trainees to join their team.

To hear the full interview about how the Hessel GTO works with host employers, click here.

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“SACARE & Hessel GTO have developed a great partnership with the transition of trainees joining our team. Traineeships through Hessel GTO offer business like SACARE an opportunity to help build a pool of high-quality future recruits for the disability sector. We appreciate their attention to detail, creative approach, and outstanding communication skills. We look forward to the continuation of our strong and prosperous relationship”

Jessica Aliva - Senior Recruitment Coordinator, SACARE

Hessel GTO's responsibilities to the trainee includes:

  • Pay and entitlements (PAYG, superannuation, annual leave, sick leave etc.)
  • Advertising trainee positions
  • Screening and interviewing trainees
  • ReturnToWork
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) enrolment & formation of the training plan
  • Registration of the training contract
  • Regular check-ins with the trainee
  • Regular check-ins with the host employer

Testimonial from Australian Childcare Alliance SA

Read the testimony from Kerry Mahony, President of the Australian Childcare Alliance SA


Trainee work duration and your support

Trainees can remain with your business for as long as required, it may be a short-term solution to meet a skills gap or longer term option. Partnering with Hessel GTO provides ease, flexibility and reassurance.

Host employers will be assigned a Hessel GTO Field Officer to provide support and direction through the entire traineeship. Traineeships are entirely negotiable however, a fulltime traineeship consists of 30 hours per week working with the host employer and 1 day per week training with their Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Supervision and Mentorship is critical to a trainee becoming competent in their new role with their host employer.

Supervisors/Mentors are to be suitably qualified or experienced people to oversee the employment and training of trainees to fulfil their obligations under the host agreement and to assist with workplace learning.

Supervisors/Mentors are to meet the following requirements:

• Ensure a safe and healthy workplace for the trainee;

• Ensure that the trainee is not responsible for the supervision of other trainees under a contract of training;

• Take an active role in supporting the training plan and aligning the work activities appropriate to the vocational training;

• Release the trainee to attend off-the-job training and assessment delivered by the chosen registered training organisation RTO, as required under the training plan;

• Ensure the trainee has access to a suitable range of equipment and materials, personnel and other resources to achieve the necessary competencies to the required standard;

• Ensure that suitable work aligned to the trainee’s current course units is available to be undertaken, to support the training plan;

• Coach and guide the trainee to support their development to perform and achieve competencies under the training plan. This may include both direct constructive feedback and reports/feedback to the GTO’s field officers;

• Where required, work with the GTO to identify issues early through monitoring of the Trainee’s progress, mental health and assisting them to resolve any concerns or difficulties arising from the traineeship or the workplace.

There are excellent government incentives available now for organisations who take on a trainee including possible wage subsidies.

Interested in building a skilled workforce for your business? Enquire now!
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