ATOA Best Victorian Apprentice Award

The Australian Technical Officers Association has bestowed AEN with funding to continue an award to recognise the Best Victorian GTO Apprentice & Trainee. AEN members are encouraged to complete the below nomination form that will be judged by the AEN nominations committee (and guest judges at the discretion of AEN). Award finalists will be invited (as guests) to attend the annual AEN dinner in November where the winner will be announced.

Past Recipients

Name Awarded For… Year
Greg Hogan
Gforce Employment Solutions
Originally from Maryborough Victoria, Greg moved to Geelong in 2013 looking for work in the furniture industry.  Having previously taken design and technology classes, and starting a furniture design course at university he realised he had a passion for fine timber work and hand crafted upholstery. Read More. 2016
Ashley Hall – GForce Employment Solutions Ashley completed a school-based traineeship in community services work whilst attending Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College in 2015.  Ashley went about her training and work placement in a quiet, unassuming manner.  She always contributed in class and encouraged others at the Gordon TAFE. Read More. 2016
Harry Bennett
The Apprenticeship Factory
Harry Bennett is a 4th Year Engineering (Mechanical) Apprentice who has been hosted out to Rubicon Systems Australia in Shepparton.  He started his apprenticeship in February 2012 and is expected to complete in February 2016.  Harry has proven to be an outstanding apprentice throughout his employment with The Apprenticeship Factory. Read More 2015
Mitchell Dowling
Link Employment and Training
Mitchell is currently employed by Link Employment and Training as an apprentice and is hosted with Laser 3D in Dandenong. Mitch made the decision to leave his well paying job as a manager at Coles to pursue an apprenticeship. Read More 2014

Application Process

Applications Open Monday 4 September 2017
Applications Close Friday 13 October 2017
Judging Decision October (Judged by the AEN board members)
Award Presented Wednseday 22 November 2017

Click here for the Nomination Form

Eligibility and Conditions

Candidates for the award:

  • must be an Apprentice employed by a Victorian organisation