Posts Categorized: Award Winners

Westvic Staffing Solutions, in partnership with ENVITE Environment and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), is supporting 12 students, who come from bushfire affected areas in East Gippsland, complete a Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management – a school-based program about environment and conservation works and road network maintenance associated with… Read more

Lachlan knew from early on he did not want to settle down in an office job. After completing a Bachelor of Construction Management and working as a Quantity Surveyor, he knew these jobs weren’t giving him the satisfaction he’d hoped from a full-time job. After beginning his apprenticeship, he knew he had found a job… Read more

Nastassja chose a business traineeship as she hopes to own her own business one day and thought it would be beneficial to learn the operations. The traineeship has significantly impacted Nastassja, both professionally and personally. Nastassja believes her positive work and learning environment has helped her to achieve things far beyond what she imagined. The… Read more

Tode first became interested in a career in Business when attending a basic Business class at Secondary School. As it wasn’t too in depth, he spoke with his careers advisor who suggested completing a School-Based Traineeship. He is now completing his traineeship with Barry Plant Real Estate. Being in an adult learning environment has positively… Read more

Rebecca chose to pursue a business traineeship as she felt ready to enter the workforce and simultaneously desired to further her studies. She was attracted to the Victorian Government’s YES program with NECA Education and Careers due to the promising range of ongoing career prospects offered in the public sector and the support provided to… Read more

Abbey’s passion for machine work began in school and led her to start an Engineering (Mechanical) apprenticeship. Having been exposed to the trade from an early age, Abbey has invested time into becoming more independent and confident within her field. Abbey believes she has now reached a level where she is fully competent to work… Read more

Sebastian chose his apprenticeship because he loves working outside with his hands. Having made some life-long friends, he has enjoyed the course much more than he initially thought. Despite being diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), severe expressive and receptive language delays and an intellectual disability Sebastian has excelled in his traineeship and is (rightly… Read more

After several attempts at different career paths, Anthony realised his jobs were not what he was looking for. Anthony wanted something with a structured work environment and a hands-on job. Anthony began looking for a manufacturing career, and after securing his apprenticeship with Ai Group and Hardchrome Engineering, he knew he’d made the right choice…. Read more

Elly Findlay has been employed with Gforce Employment + Recruitment for 21 years. Elly started as a trainee and is currently Team Leader within Apprenticeship Services. Elly is known as the go-to person for connecting apprentices with host employers, advice on VET and employment pathways, and supporting apprentices from beginning to completion. Elly is particularly… Read more