Work for MEGT Group Training

Work for MEGT Group Training

What is Group Training?

Apprentice and trainee recruitment and mentoring service

The ‘Group Training’ scheme was established in the 1980s as a way to ensure the continuation of employment of apprentices and trainees during the recession. A Group Training Company employs apprentices and trainees and places them with host employers under an agreement to enable the apprentice/trainee to attain the on job skills associated with their vocation. A Group Training Company is able to ‘rotate’ an apprentice/trainee to alternate organisations where:
i. work at the current organisation runs out or
ii. they cannot be taught on-the-job some of the skills required at only one particular host employer to attain their qualification.

If you are looking at starting your career, an apprenticeship or traineeship is a great way to get training and skills while you are working. Employment through Group Training is a very safe way to take up an apprenticeship or traineeship. Because MEGT is your legal employer you have someone looking out for your interests at all times.

MEGT Group Training employs Australian Apprentices and hires them out to different businesses on a short or long-term basis. Group Training Organisations take on the contractual and administrative responsibilities of the employer (the payment of wages and superannuation for example), and also participate in the recruitment of Australian Apprentices and often ‘pre-apprenticeships’ skills development training.

This process provides you with a great workplace safety net.

  • We ensure you are safe in the workplace.
  • We provide you with pre-employment training including Occupational Health & Safety.
  • You are assigned a Field Officer who monitors your training and your work and is your point of contact if you have any concerns.
  • If you wish to move or your employer does not have enough work for you, MEGT Group Training will attempt to find an alternative host employer for you.
    Group Training employs more than 1,000 apprentices and trainees, providing staff in professions from childcare through to the building trades. In fact, we employ in over 33 different industry areas.


MEGT Group Training complies with the National Standards for Group Training Organisations.

How it works

1. For those wishing to start a career as an apprentice or trainee with MEGT Group Training, the first step is to look at jobs available on Submit your application for the job you are interested in. (If you are still at school – see the section on Australian School-based Apprenticeships.)


2. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]Successful candidates are interviewed by both MEGT Group Training and the host employer.

Work ready

3.  [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]MEGT recruits the successful trainee or apprentice and provides them with appropriate work-place clothing or equipment in order to start work.

4.  [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]During the probation period MEGT provides pre-employment training and conducts a workplace assessment.


5.  [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]MEGT enrols you in, monitors and manages your training with the appropriate RTO. This training could either be done in your workplace or in a classroom.

6.  [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]Before you start work, MEGT provides you with pre-employment training including Occupational Health and Safety.

Assistance in the workplace

7. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]We organise and monitor the training delivery.

8. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]MEGT monitors you on-site once every three months and by phone in between.


9. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]MEGT Group Training pays you weekly and invoices the host employer weekly or monthly. The host employer only pays for the time that you work with them. We manage all administration and payments including superannuation, salary and WorkCover levy payments.

10. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]We pay the employee wages on a weekly basis, according to the specific requirements of your industry and manage all WorkCover claims and processes plus all other entitlements such as superannuation, tax and workplace insurance.


11. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]Should the host employer find there is not enough work for tou during the course of your indenture, or if it is in your best interests to gain a variety of workplace experiences, MEGT Group Training will endeavour to place you with another, suitable host employer.

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12. [COOL DUDE MAKING NEXT STEP]When you are deemed to be competent and have qualified, then you are ready for full time employment. Or you could go on to study higher qualifications in order to make yourself even more attractive as an employee.


You will be paid by MEGT Group Training under either a Trade Apprentice Award or the National Training Wage. The State Government will pay for the bulk of your training costs for your apprenticeship or traineeship so long as you are a new employee to the business.

How much you earn depends on the industry you are in, the job you are doing and which industrial arrangement you come under:

  • an Industry Award
  • an Individual Transitional Employment Agreement
  • a Certified Agreement
  • a State or Territory approved contract of employment.

Contact the Fair Work infoline as part of the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 for up-to-date information on workplace rights, rules and pay.

Available jobs

MEGT Group Training provides jobs for apprentices and trainees in many different areas of work. The main industry sectors we work in are:

  • Business Services
  • Building and Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Automotive
  • Engineering.

We provide opportunities in a large number of other work situations as well. So call us to find out if we can help you step into a new career – using the safety and security of MEGT Group Training. Watch video of induction.

In some states of Australia, MEGT Group Training also provides school-based trainees with a job, with real pay and work skills at the same time the student is completing their secondary schooling. Watch video about school-based traineeships or find out more on the Still at school? page.

MEGT Group Training jobs are advertised online. [LINK TO JOBS BOARD]
(Click on the links below for more detailed information)[LINK TO VIDEOS

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Cover letter example

Jim White
222 Black Street
Your Town STATE 1360
Phone 02 6698 5265
Mobile: 0415 268 975

17th March 2014

Mr Jim Brown
HR Manager
MEGT (Australia) Ltd
10 Quay Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Dear Mr Black

Ref: 1st Year Apprentice Electrician

In the first paragraph explain your purpose, who you are and why you are writing to them. State the position you are applying for, giving a reference number if applicable and how you found out about the vacancy. Briefly explain why you are interested in the position.

In the second paragraph demonstrate your ability to do the job by matching your experience, skills, qualifications and attributes with the job description and selection criteria.

In the third paragraph explain why you are willing to do the job and how you can fit into their organisation. Write about the research you have done on the position and their organisation. Address any remaining points from the advertisement such as start date and transportation.

In the final paragraph thank the reader for considering the application. Refer to your attached resume and indicate that you would like the opportunity to discuss your application in detail at their convenience.

Yours sincerely
Jim White

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Your resume is a legal document and the information on it needs to be accurate and up to date. Later at interview or reference stage this information will be verified so don’t exaggerate your experience or skill set and definitely do not put anything on your CV that is not true.

Make sure your contact information is correct and up to date – there is no point even sending your CV if the employer can’t reach you! List your name, address, phone number and email address.

How it looks

Ensure that your resume is short and sweet, usually no more that 2 pages. Only put information that is required and keep it concise.

Make sure your CV looks good both printed and on screen: white background and black font. Keep to standard font sizes and styles. Using different size fonts, font type and colours can make it difficult to read.

Use business language and make sure you check and double check for spelling and grammatical errors.  Also make sure you get someone else to look over your CV – a second pair of eyes may pick up something that you have missed.

Adding a career objective or personal profile at the top of your CV will give the employer a brief idea of who you are and what you are looking for – but make sure the information is about you not just something copied from a CV template on the Internet.

Your education and skills

List your education from most recent to least. State the education provider and the name of the course completed. Make sure you add dates of completion for all education or ‘at present’ if you are still studying.

Previous experience

List your employment from most recent.

State the business name and your job title and for each role you have had, add a couple of brief bullet points explaining the duties/ responsibilities of the role.

If you haven’t been working yet make sure you list any work experience, volunteer work or extra curricular activity such as coaching kids sports teams, tutoring etc.

It is important to separate work experience, paid work and volunteer work.

Be sure to list any special skills such as a second language or specific computer software, etc. If you have a white card, green card, Driver Licence this is where you can add it.


When listing referees make sure the contact details are accurate and up to date, that your referees are aware they are listed on your CV and that they can expect to receive calls from prospective employers. Your referees should be a supervisor or manager from a recent position.

If you have not had a job yet, ask your Year Advisor or someone from your community who has known you for some time, to act as a personal reference.

Your interests

You can add activities and interests if you like. Many employers like to get an idea of who you are and your life outside work. Photos are generally not recommended or needed.

Cover letter

Prepare a brief cover letter that is written specifically for each application because it does not look as though you are particularly interested in the job you are applying for when you have addressed it to the wrong company or person or if you have stated your passion for the wrong job!

Get ready for a phone call

Once you have sent out your resume, the job application process has started. Make sure you keep your phone with you and if you can’t answer straight away make sure you call people back. Ensure your voicemail is business-like and always answer the phone in a way that demonstrates your maturity  – even if your friends have a bit of a laugh at you.

Take notes on the roles you have applied for and if you do get a call back, refer back to them – even if you are applying for multiple roles, the interviewer likes to think that theirs is the only role you have applied for.

When you do receive a phone call be polite and be prepared to answer questions, this is part of the interview process and is called phone screening. Give detailed answers and be prepared to explain why you are interested in the position.

Be prepared for knock backs, everyone gets them, but stay positive and take any feedback given as constructive criticism – use it to improve for next time.

It is not unusual for people not to call you back about your application. There are often hundreds of applicants for the one position and it is quite normal these days for an employer to only call those they wish to interview.

Your resume is often your first and only introduction to a prospective employer. Taking the time to create a quality resume will result in more call backs and greater opportunity to land the job of your dreams. Please see below for examples of a resume and cover letter.

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