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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

Nathan Damjan is a young man on a mission. Leaving school in his early teens due to circumstances outside his control left him in a profoundly vulnerable position. It was life changing — but not in the way you might think. Demoralised and facing a future of diminished career options, he put all his energy… Read more

John decided to follow his passion for working outdoors, after a long career in retail. He wanted to achieve a higher level of education, as well as being able to study and work simultaneously. As a mature-age apprentice with previous workplace and customer service experience, John brought leadership and conflict resolution skills to his apprenticeship…. Read more