Group Training Organisations (GTOs) provide additional support for job hunters, and apprentices and trainees. GTOs often have a list of apprenticeship or traineeship jobs ready to go. When you register with a GTO they might have a job waiting for you, making your job search easier.
After going through the initial recruitment process with the GTO, they will help you prepare to meet the host employer for the first time. The GTO will provide any pre-employment testing that is needed, and any pre-employment training, including Workplace Health and Safety. They will also provide the basic personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the role.
The GTO will make sure that your workplace is safe, by doing a pre-placement safety audit of the host employer. This means that both the host employer and GTO are satisfied you are going to work in a safe environment.
After you start your apprenticeship or traineeship, the GTO will assign you a Field Officer. This person will be your contact point if anything goes wrong, or you need someone to talk with about your apprenticeship or traineeship. They will also monitor your training and work.
You will be visited in the workplace to make sure that everything is going smoothly with you and your host employer. This includes checking up on how you are progressing through your apprenticeship, and making sure the employer has enough work for you.
If you wish to move or your employer does not have enough work, the GTO will attempt to find an alternative host employer.