Recruitment Corner: The Application Process

Posted in Apprenticeships General Recruitment Traineeships

At My Gateway, we receive hundreds of applications each month for a range of apprenticeships and traineeships. We also receive a number of enquiries on how to apply for these roles and what our recruitment process involves.

Our Recruitment team thought it would be helpful to provide budding apprentices and trainees with a breakdown of our process – including an explainer of what My Gateway is. We get many queries as to whether we are a job agency. My Gateway is actually a group training organisation, which works a little differently…

A group training organisation (GTO) is an organisation that employs apprentices and trainees, and then places them with a host business who they work for, while receiving on-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship.

So, what does our application process involve? Here are the steps that take place from the moment you browse our job vacancies to if you are successful in gaining employment through us.

Browse My Gateway’s Current Job Opportunities

Head to and click on our Job Seekers tab. From there you will be able to search our current vacancies. If you find a job of interest, click on the title and read the job description. If you think you are suited for the role, click apply, complete the online form, upload your resume and cover Letter.

Recruitment Team Shortlist Applications

As previously mentioned, our Recruitment team receive and analyse many applications so it may take a few days to hear back from us. If your application fits the selection criteria, a member of our team will be in touch. We will also advise you if you are unsuccessful.

Quick Phone Call

We will give you a quick call to discuss the role you have applied for and confirm the location and duties. If you are still interested in the job, we will book you in for an interview.

First Round Interview with My Gateway

You will come to our office to meet with us face to face. Just like any other interview, we will ask you some behavioural and situational questions to determine whether you are suited for the role. You will also complete an application form and an aptitude assessment specific to the trade or industry you have applied for.

Reference Check

We will contact your provided references and if everything sounds good, we will proceed with referring you to the Host Business where the employment is taking place.

Second Round Interview with Host Business

You will have the opportunity to meet with the Host Business and its team members. They may ask you questions around why you have chosen this career path and on your experience and studies. Some meetings may even include a one-day trial or tour of the job site.

Successful Offer of Employment

Congratulations, you have been offered the job! We will contact you to finalise the last few steps. We will advise you of key dates like the first day of employment, induction etc.

Online Onboarding

You will receive an email from us with our Policies, Procedures and a copy of your Employment Contracts, which you will need to review and sign before you begin work. You will also provide us with your new starter information such as bank account details, tax file declaration form and superannuation details.

Sign Up

At your induction, you will sign your contract to make you nationally recognised as an apprentice or trainee. If you are under 18 years old, if possible, please bring a parent or legal guardian with you to sign the contract on your behalf.

Begin Employment with Host Business

Let the learning and experience in your chosen industry begin!


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