About NAEN

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) is Australia’s largest employer network of apprentices and trainees.

Across metropolitan, rural, regional and remote Australia, the network employs some 25,000 apprentices and trainees in a diverse range of industries.
The employer network is unique, as it represents the practice of Group Training under which Group Training Organisations (GTOs) directly employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host businesses.

Under this arrangement, GTOs are responsible for selecting and recruiting apprentices and trainees, matching them to host businesses, meeting all employer obligations including paying wages and entitlements, arranging formal training and assessment, and providing pastoral care and support throughout the engagement.

GTOs have come to occupy a pivotal role in many communities through their links with enterprises, training providers and schools, as well as in Indigenous and remote communities where they play a central role in careers and training.

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Read in the @dailytelegraph about how group training organisations help apprentices and trainees. Also, how employers can engage out of work apprentices and receive a wage subsidy. Read the full piece at https://t.co/jPgJInRfzG https://t.co/ARBhyhLyir

The National Apprentice Employment Network is keen to avoid a post-COVID cliff for apprentices and is urging govt to continue wage support and ensure more apprentices are engaged on big Commonwealth projects https://t.co/kd0HvdXP9P

This is one of many large projects that will be vital to ensuring that apprentices displaced during COVID can re-engage and continue with their training. https://t.co/6U1CyjmmVe

A great perspective on the challenges facing apprentices during the coronavirus. We're delighted that Dion and Jai have both been re-engaged. https://t.co/UHzPgIPmxe https://t.co/9u2JiUPU53

Jai’s story is typical of many apprentices during COVID. Fortunately he’s been able to find work after being laid off https://t.co/5SE6asOJ0z

Group training has been able to provide a vital safety net for apprentices & trainees who have been laid off due to COVID. Dion's story is a great example https://t.co/5SE6asOJ0z