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About Us


Apprentice Employment Network QLD & NT

The Apprentice Employment Network is an organisation in Queensland and the Northern Territory that provides support to the trade industry to help apprentices and trainees find work, and help businesses find employees. We are committed to supporting, informing and connecting apprentices and trainees with employers. 

Our Structure

AEN QLD & NT Board Members

Chairperson | Paul Hillberg, CEO of Apprenticeships Queensland​

Board Member | Kathryn Stenson, CEO of GTNT

Board Member | Tom Mangan, Executive Manager of Community Solutions

Board Member | Kris McCue, CEO of DGT​​

The AEN QLD & NT Office

Executive Officer | Craig Westwood​

Trade Apprentices Coordinator | Steve Coolahan

Member Services Coordinator | Lauren Mangan 

Member Services Support | Emily W

Our Mission, Values and Vision

Our Mission

To promote the interests and values of the Network and its member organisations by supporting, informing and connecting them with apprentices and trainees.

Our Values

  1. Quality training and education through our Code of Conduct

  2. Fairness providing opportunities for all apprentices and trainees to ensure they can complete their training at the highest standard

  3. Collaboration between members, with government and employers to ensure the best outcomes for apprentices and trainees

  4. Knowledge is the primary conduit and expert on all things relating to the employment of apprentices and trainees, the network looks to be the forerunner in information and trends in the marketplace

Our Vision

A strong industry in Queensland and Northern Territory that displays best practice, and values quality employment and training for apprentices and trainees.

Our Code of Conduct

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