Group Training Awards

April 2024

Trainee of the month

Keelan Lowry

Keelan Lowry

Keelan, a standout employee, has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a passion for his work. With an impressive track record of submitting high-quality projects, he has received five nominations for Student of the Month from his host organisation. His dedication to continuous improvement is evident in his willingness to take on challenging roles and seek help when needed. His manager and colleagues have praised his exceptional work ethic, saying that he is always looking for ways to improve business outcomes for his clients. Overall, Keelan's exceptional performance, commitment to growth, and outstanding attitude make him a shining example of what it means to be a top-notch employee.

Congratulations Keelan, keep up the great work!

Apprentice of the month

Luke Mackay

Luke Mackay

Luke's quick thinking and initiative saved the day at a recent site shutdown. His supervisor, Shane Newport, praised Luke for his outstanding contribution to the team. When an Orica operator asked if a 录 inch syngas instrument tube could be reconnected, Luke took the initiative to assess the tube and discovered a hidden cut that had gone unnoticed. He then organised the necessary gear to repair the tube without being asked, bending a new one to replace it. This critical repair prevented a potential syn gas fire, highlighting Luke's exceptional skills and dedication to his team.

Huge congratulations Luke!

Most inspiring of the month

Liam Carr

Liam Carr

Liam Carr, a school-based trainee from Kimba, has made a significant impact on the school's support team and teachers. His remarkable initiative has brought new life to the maths lessons of Year 6 students, who were struggling to stay engaged. Using historical data from past NAPLAN tests, Liam created customised session plans to challenge the mathematically gifted students. By providing them with stimulating extensions, he successfully rekindled their passion for mathematics and boosted their confidence. This outstanding achievement is a testament to Liam's dedication to his role and his commitment to making a positive impact on the students he works with.

Well done Liam, you鈥檙e sure to have a bright future ahead!

March 2024

Trainee of the month

Jessica Warner

Jessica Warner

Jessica Warner is a determined First Nations Woman who has purposed her dreams without being deterred by setbacks. She has recently completed a Business Administration traineeship and secured a permanent position with NAB in Roma. Overcoming challenges at work, she excelled in customer service but knew she needed to step out of her comfort zone for growth. Focused on her career at the bank, Jess boosted her self-confidence through feedback and goal setting. Jess was offered a full-time role as a Customer Advisor and will continue to thrive in her role.

Congratulations Jessica, keep up the great work!

Apprentice of the month

Jess Haydon

Jess Haydon

Jess is a standout employee with great initiative and commitment. He approaches tasks methodically and safely, showing forward thinking and working above his level. Recently, Jess created a Program Logic Controller training board for our apprentices and trainees to practice fault-finding scenarios. He autonomously diagnosed faults in the substation, demonstrating technical prowess and a dedication to safety. Jess handles extra work with ease, asking questions to ensure tasks are done correctly. He collaborates well with colleagues and shows promise in complex task planning

Huge congratulations Jess!

Most inspiring of the month

Takeria Crosby-Woods

Takeria Crosby-Woods

Takeria, a School Based Trainee in a regional South Australia, recently went above and beyond by organising a Dreamtime cultural art event for children at Port Pirie West Children's Centre. Despite only working one day per week, she showcased her artistic talent and shared traditional stories of the Nukuna People with 34 children. The feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive, with the host describing the experience as 鈥渕agical鈥. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed, and she is seen as a deserving winner of an award that will motivate her to continue pursuing her passion and achieve success in her traineeship.

Well done Takeria, you鈥檙e sure to have a bright future ahead!

February 2024

Trainee of the month

Liam Howard

Liam Howard

Throughout Liam's journey is his traineeship - he has gone from strength to strength. Whilst working with his Host Bunnings - Liam was offered to move into a secondment in the Cyber Security team - to which he has excelled. Liam has always been on top of his studies with coursework & maintained progress in his modules & also certification exams. Liam has successfully gained full-time conversion with Bunnings - which is an excellent testament to his work ethic. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside you seeing you grow & wish you all the best.

Congratulations Liam, keep up the great work!

Apprentice of the month

Oliver

Oliver Carrier

Oliver has recently commenced his 2nd year Hosted at Liftronics - Hemant. He has picked up a wealth of knowledge and experience within the service and modernisation team. Oliver's Exemplar profile is consistently up to date, receives competencies when attending TAFE and is always pleasant to chat with during our visits. He is very keen and eager to advance his skills not only within the electrical field but also in the mechanical side associated with working on escalators and lifts.

Well done Oliver! Keep moving forward!

Inspiration of the month

Fletcher

Fletcher Sinclair

Meet Fletcher Sinclair a 1st Year Electrical Cabling Apprentice! Fletcher personifies what every employer wants in their apprentice he is positive, enthusiastic, has a team-first mentality, is safety conscious and is respectful. Todd Pavlou, (General Manager of Recruitment and Management Services) joined Jason Allen (黑料不打烊 Industry Employment Consultant) who visited Fletcher on a Pastoral Care visit and both left the site visit filled with energy, thanks to Fletcher's positive attitude.听

Well done Fletcher, you鈥檙e sure to have a bright future ahead!

January 2024

Trainee of the month

Connor

Connor Mulholland

Connor has just been announced as the Student of the Month for December 2023, with RTO - ACCM, being "recognised for his immaculate coding, succinct answers and excellent knowledge displayed in his Programming with Javascript assessment, which forms part of his Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)". Student Advisor, Brett said "Well done on being recognised for your outstanding work in the JavaScript module. I agreed with my managers decision when I saw they had chosen you. All of your work has been exemplary, and I look forward to receiving more great work from you in the future". Connor is currently only 9 weeks into his 黑料不打烊 Traineeship. There are many 黑料不打烊 Trainees nominated each month for this award, however in 11 months of being a Field Officer for the 黑料不打烊 Microsoft Program, this is my first trainee to win this award. With a background in retail since 15 years of age, Connor's work ethic, attention to detail and commitment is inspiring, making him a great role model for other trainees!

Congratulations Connor, it鈥檚 been fantastic watching you grow and learn throughout the experience!

Apprentice of the month

Bradley Clark

Bradley Clark

Brad was recently awarded Honeywell's apprentice of the year. To have won this award Brad had to have demonstrated the following: For our graduates and apprentices to be eligible for this award, they must have demonstrated the following:

  • Significant Accomplishments: Demonstrated high performance and outstanding achievements throughout 2023.
  • Positive Impact: Made a positive impact on their work environment, team and or the customer.
  • Innovation and Critical Thinking: Demonstrated innovation, critical thinking, or problem-solving skills or contributed to process improvement solutions.
  • Commitment to Development: Exhibited a strong commitment to their own professional development.

Well done, Bradley, it鈥檚 great to see you kicking so many goals.

Inspiration of the month

Jye

Jye Harvey

Jye has just started his second year in his Parks and Gardens apprenticeship this year and is an absolute superstar! At the beginning of Jye's apprenticeship, Jye was 17 and did not have his car license. Each morning Jye would get up super early and catch public transport to work - he was always on time and if there were ever any issues with a bus running late he would always communicate this with his supervisor. Jye never complained however his goal was to get his license. Jye is now 18 and passed his license in December congratulations Jye - no more public transport! At every 黑料不打烊 site visit, Jye always attends with his completed JSA booklet. Jye is always friendly and proactive. Jye has also had to transition to another TAFE due to his previous RTO no longer offering his qualification. Jye has continued to stay up to date with his coursework despite the interferences. Jye is a pleasure to mentor.

Well done, Jye, you鈥檙e sure to have a bright future ahead!

December 2023

Trainee of the month

Josh

Josh Kemp

Josh started his traineeship at the end of 2021, but after 18 months, began struggling with his coursework and fell behind. Our mentoring team worked closely with Josh, encouraging his progress and offering support when and where it was needed. It was at that point that he managed to achieve what our Industry Consultant Steph described as a '180-degree turnaround". Josh knuckled down, completely committed to his work and did the hard yards to catch up. Since then, Josh has gained full-time employment with his host employer, @Techtronic Industries Australia.

Congratulations Josh, it鈥檚 been fantastic watching you grow and learn throughout the experience!

Apprentice of the month

Ryan

Ryan Tesch

Ryan has been a hard worker throughout his Certificate III in Electrotechnology apprenticeship. Not only was he performing well both on the worksite and in the classroom, but Ryan always kept his TAFE eProfiling up to date and attended all his 黑料不打烊 site visits despite a demanding workload. We鈥檝e consistently received positive feedback from Ryan鈥檚 supervisors about his attention to safety issues, and that he鈥檚 always on the lookout to help others and get the job done! We鈥檙e told Ryan is one of the best apprentices Ventia QLD has ever had!

Well done, Ryan, it鈥檚 great to see you kicking so many goals.

Inspiration of the month

Reuben

Reuben McDonald

Last year, Reuben was in a motorbike accident and suffered significant injuries to his neck, fractured vertebrae and both internal and external bruising. Incredibly, Rueben managed to return to work in August last year at Boorondara Council and has since completed his Certificate III in Arboriculture. All this, in between regular case conferences, physiotherapy appointments and other medical follow-ups to gain back movement and strength. Reuben even managed to catch up on the coursework he鈥檇 missed, returning to TAFE and completing extra blocks to get back on track. Fast forward nine months, and he鈥檚 back to full capacity! His courage in the face of such adversity is inspiring, and his hard work proves nothing will be able to slow him down. .

Well done, Reuben, you鈥檙e sure to have a bright future ahead!

November 2023

Trainee of the month

Emarli

Emarli Jacka-Raymond

Emarli began her traineeship with the Department of Education in 2021, but unfortunately, her Registered Training Organisation (RTO) was unable to continue supporting her. As a result, she transferred to 黑料不打烊 as part of the school-based traineeship project in May 2022. The disruption meant that Emarli couldn鈥檛 complete her traineeship before finishing year 12. Emarli鈥檚 tenacity and desire to gain the skills and experiences she needed saw her enroll as a year 13 student, to continue working and studying in the field of Community Services, and Aboriginal Support. Emarli has now completed her traineeship, and has been offered ongoing work with her host employer! As a First Nations trainee, she hopes to help support those following in her footsteps.

Congrats Emarli!

Apprentice of the month

Zoe

Zoe Luby

Zoe started with 黑料不打烊 in March 2021, after completing an electrical/carpentry pre-apprenticeship. After her outstanding performance during the interview phase, Zoe was selected for the 2021 Lendlease intake. She is also completing a Certificate IV in Building and Construction at night school, while still undertaking her Certificate III in Carpentry. This passion and dedication were recently rewarded when Zoe won the Apprentice/Tradesperson of the Year at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Victoria Awards! Her employer told us: 鈥淶oe has made a powerful impression with her competence, positive attitude, and skill and has embraced every opportunity. Her award win is a much-deserved one.鈥

Congrats Zoe!听

Inspiration of the month

Gabily

Gabily Cherain

Gabily began her tech journey via the 黑料不打烊 Digital Skills Cadetship for Women, being placed with host employer Honeywell. She completed the program, which is an accelerated learning pathway for entry-level opportunities within ICT and for women looking to transfer existing skills. Gabily showed an exceptional appetite for learning, so was enrolled in a combined Certificate IV in Cyber Security/Diploma in Information Technology course. She told us: "I鈥檓 thrilled to be involved in different projects, which allows me to apply my skills in various contexts and expand my knowledge base. The diverse challenges keep me engaged, and I enjoy the collaborative environment that fosters continuous learning and growth."

Well done, Gabily.

October 2023

Trainee of the month

Keegan

Keegan Sherwood

Keegan was the first 黑料不打烊 trainee to start an IT Traineeship with our client, Leap Consulting Pty Ltd. They told us that at 22 years old Keegan has become a valuable team member who always put his hand up to take on opportunities, most recently taking on the task of being the main onsite tech at this year鈥檚 Perth Royal Show! That鈥檚 a big responsibility, but Keegan was up to the task and took on the responsibility with great maturity, performing at a senior level! Keegan said "I had issues to start with when I was trying to make IT a career. Getting accepted for the traineeship helped open the door to an industry that often will only accept candidates with proven experience. Since then, I鈥檝e been grateful for the many opportunities to improve my skills".

Congrats Keegan, enjoy your $100 prezzee voucher!

Apprentice of the month

Keegan

Kiet Cook

Kiet is completing his Certificate III in Industrial Electrical with Chevron and has been awarded Apprentice of the Year at the Onslow Chamber of Commerce 2023 Business Awards! In his time as an apprentice, Kiet has demonstrated exceptional growth throughout his apprenticeship and has established himself as a trusted and valuable team member. This year he became a valued volunteer within the Onslow community, joining the NAIDOC working group, assisting with a community BBQ, and participating in the basketball competition where he won player of the match!

Keep kicking goals Kiet, we can鈥檛 wait to see what the future holds.

Inspiration of the month

Christine

Christine Douglas

Christine is completing her year 12 studies while experiencing vision impairment, but that isn鈥檛 slowing her down! Through 黑料不打烊 and鈥疈microsoft鈥痵he took on a school-based traineeship in Business Services. "I鈥檝e learned new skills in technology and business, as well as how to operate in a workplace and how to manage my time," Christine says. She has hit the ground running at Microsoft, even running a peer-to-peer workshop with students experiencing various levels of disability on how to make Xbox controllers more adaptable. Developing job-ready skills is all part of the school-based apprentices and trainees (SBAT) experience and offers a world of opportunities for employers to help train the next generation.

We can鈥檛 wait to hear more about her success! Well done, Christine.