AE News Volume 10, Issue 41

Monday, 27th May 2019

Upcoming Events

22 NOVEMBER -   AGM/Awards Dinner


AEN Annual Awards

Recently AEN announced our finalists for the 2017 apprentices and trainee awards.

This year we have had over 25 nominations for the apprentice and trainee of the year.

Congratulations to the following finalists:

Apprentice of the Year

Matt Shipard – Ai Group Apprentice & Trainee Centre

Michael Prout – BGT

Peter Hodson – CVGT Australia

Trainee of the Year

Craig McCauley – CVGT

Merinda Dryden – NECA Education & Careers

Ryan Smith – Westvic Staffing Solutions

The other award category finalists will be announced on the evening.

The awards will be presented at the AEN annual dinner on Wednesday 22 November – a few remaining tickets are still available here.

AEN Awards are proudly sponsored by AustralianSuper, VicSuper, EML and Marsh Insurance.



On Thursday this week Federation University with the Australian VET research community (Avetra) ran their annual OctoberVET conference in Ballarat. AEN gave a presentation on our Multi Industry pre apprenticeship program which was received well.

For further information on OctoberVET and to see what other events are on this year please click here.


CVGT and Jobs Victoria

Earlier this week Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson visited JC’s American Bar and Grill in Moonee Ponds to celebrate the placement of 430 Victorians into jobs in Melbourne’s north.

JC’s American Bar and Grill recently hired long-term jobseekers through Jobs Victoria partners CVGT Australia and Banksia Gardens.

CVGT Australia and Banksia Gardens have together helped more than 180 people into jobs across Melbourne’s north and Bendigo.

Congratulations to the team at CVGT for their work on this project.

For further information please click here.


Explore New Possibilities in the Workplace on AccessAbility Day

Registrations are now open for AccessAbility Day, a new Australian Government initiative to bring employers and people with disability together for a day.

Research suggests that one of the biggest impediments to people with disability getting employment is that many employers have little or no experience of having a person with disability in their workplace.

An important aspect of AccessAbility Day is that it is a way to get first-hand, personal experience, without further obligation. In this way, it is hoped that more people will be prepared to give it a go.

The aim is that everyone will come away knowing more: for the person with disability, more about a particular type of work or workplace; and for the employer a bit more about what a person with disability can contribute.

To register your interest or find out more about the AccessAbility Day initiative, visit the JobAccess website here.

For further information please click here.


JUST LAUNCHED- Melbourne Career Expo July 20 - 22,  2018 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Melbourne Career Expo is the most comprehensive career event in Australia.

The event showcases career opportunities from large employers, trades and higher education in an exciting, interactive and informative format. All sectors and industries are covered, with the latest career trends and opportunities showcased and ready to be explored.

The event annually attracts over 17,000  attendees consisting of school leavers, graduates, jobseekers, and mature aged career changers, offering exhibitors the opportunity to attract a targeted audience.

Now in its 17th year, the event will be held on Friday 20 July to Sunday 22 July, 2018, at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in Southbank  (within the Melbourne CBD).

The expo offers free career advice, inspiring and informative industry panels, employment opportunities, interactive training demonstrations and exhibits, free seminars and a wealth of information and opportunities for further study within the private education sector to universities.

With all career, education and training information under one roof, this event is the first stop for all Victorians seeking a successful future.

To view the website please click here.


The Needanapprentice website currently has 202 job ads and 3 resumes online.

If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to register your details on the website to gain access to the apprentice listings and post your vacancies.

Registration is free and only takes a moment to complete and you could be filling your vacancies right away.

If you need any assistance with registering, posting a vacancy or would like further information please contact the AEN office on 9639 3955 or email