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Massimo has a passion for cars, enjoys problem-solving and working with his hands.  He chose a school-based automotive apprenticeship and hasn’t looked back.  Massimo is deaf and wears Cochlear implants which allows him to hear and communicate.  A workshop environment can be difficult because of background noises, but his trainers understand this and help him… Read more

As an apprentice plumber, Rodney’s first encounter with Barwon Water led him to realise that he wanted to work with them.  Sometime down the track, when a traineeship arose at the company, he jumped at the opportunity. With 7 years’ experience working in the plumbing industry, Rodney has been able to bring that skillset and… Read more

Bryce recently graduated as an Apprentice Fitter & Turner with his stream focusing on Fitting Machining. He chose an apprenticeship in engineering after realising in high school that general study was not the right fit for him. His apprenticeship has taught him to be proactive and his self-confidence has grown over time.  When Bryce started… Read more

Madison chose this traineeship because it seemed to have more variety and hopefully could lead to a better future.  Before undertaking the traineeship, she had limited options workwise and struggled to find work. Madison now feels confident about her job prospects. The impact of COVID and not being able to attend the workplace was a… Read more

When Sarah graduated from school, she was convinced that one day she would work as a physiotherapist, but soon came to realise that she wasn’t enjoying it as much as she originally thought. So, Sarah decided to try a trade, and within 2 days of completing work experience, she was enrolled in a course on… Read more

Past experience in house painting was something Demita found enjoyable so when she saw a job ad for a spray-painting apprenticeship, it seemed like the right fit. Becoming an apprentice at 29 years of age is one of the best things that Demita has ever done!   In the workplace, Demita became aware of the… Read more

This year the AEN received 84 nominations across 8 separate award categories including a new category for 2021 – the Disability Achievement Award. The judges would like to announce 39 finalists representing 11 GTOs with the award winners to be announced on 16 February 2022 at the Victorian Arts Centre Apprentice of the Year Alex… Read more

A new collaborative report from PwC, Social Ventures Australia, the Global Apprenticeship Network (Australia) and the Apprentice Employment Network (Victoria) identifies measures that are required to build an apprenticeship system that works in the modern world and remedy Australia’s chronic skills shortages. The What Will It Take report finds that young people in Australia have… Read more