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Human resources, training and youth services

What do you do

BGT are the apprentice and trainee specialists here in Ballarat providing apprentices and trainees to Ballarat business for the last 20 years. A not for profit organisation, BGT pride themselves in providing an employment solution for young people in Ballarat whilst assisting employers to find the right apprentice or trainee for their business.BGT employs young people as apprentices or trainees and places them within a willing host business for the duration of their apprenticeship or traineeship.

BGT is also a registered training organisation (RTO) providing training services across the community and specialising in certificate courses. Training is completed by industry qualified professionals that is flexible to the needs of individual businesses.


BGT employs Ballarat youth and places them within a willing host business for the duration of their apprenticeship or traineeship. BGT manages the recruitment and training, administration and payroll processes for your apprentice or trainee.

BGT can provide an apprenticeship or traineeship solution for any industry and place the right apprentice or trainee into your business. BGT has a register of young people waiting for an apprenticeship or traineeship.

BGT provides a six-week Australian Apprenticeships Access Program — Metskills, which helps young people improve their workplace skills in production welding, steel fabrication, fitting and turning and panel beating. BGT Training has industry specific training centers in Manufacturing and Retail and also provides services in Business, Hospitality, Community Services, Transport & Logistics and Training and Assessment.

Vision and values

BGT is a key partner in the provision of employment services for apprentices and trainees. BGT encourages the development of skills for individuals in the community. BGT provides a simple effective and reliable service.


BGT has 30 staff. Some are apprentice mentors and recruitment specialists. Some are industry skilled professionals who train in the classroom and on the job. Others provide a top quality HR, payroll and IR service. And our youth team provide support for disengaged youth and are trained in youth work or social welfare.


Mandy Macdonald


Phone: 03 5333 8600