About GAN

The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) is a global network of private sector organisations and industry associations who come together to:

  • Advocate for work-readiness programs.
  • Share best practices.
  • Facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue.
  • Commit to action around youth employability and skills development.

GAN Australia is a GAN National Network, whose purpose is to embed the GAN concept in a national context. Each GAN National Network aims to raise awareness of apprenticeship programs and encourage companies to offer more opportunities to youth.

GAN Australia is hosted by the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN), who are the peak industry body for group training organisations in Victoria. GAN Australia recognises the group training model as a best practice method of employing apprentices and supporting small and medium businesses.

Alain Dehaze, CEO of The Adecco Group and Chair of GAN Global welcomes Australia to the GAN family.

GAN Australia


At GAN Australia, our purpose is to embed GAN concepts within an Australian context, catering to the distinct economic, cultural, and institutional needs present at the national and local level.


To create a better future for individuals and businesses through enhanced quality apprenticeships in Australia and learning from international best practice.

GAN Australia aims to:

  • Strengthen the commitment and visibility of organisations’ engagement in apprenticeships and traineeships as part of a sound human capital development strategy.
  • Support apprentices to develop their personal capacity, and their skills, knowledge and experiences in their trade or profession.
  • Share best practice in the areas of apprenticeships, traineeships, mentoring and on-the-job training.
  • Encourage a network of committed organisations to support effective knowledge sharing, action, and partnerships.

GAN Australia values

Quality: Striving for excellence through our work and supporting others to become the best they can be. Collaboration: Genuine engagement with and support for organisations in the apprenticeships and traineeships sector. Action: Committing to and encouraging others to take action to create a better system and better outcomes for employers and youth.

GAN Global members

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