From working as an Australian Apprentice to having a guest star role on Channel 10’s show “The Living Room,” Jessica Martin has come a long way since she completed her apprenticeship in the hospitality industry.
The 21-year-old completed a Diploma of Events Management and an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, and now says an Australian Apprenticeship is the “best way” to start your career.
“It has opened up opportunities for me that I never knew existed,” Jessica said.
In a “Living Room” episode screened last Friday (June 21), Jessica competed against celebrity chef Miguel Maestre to build and pour a champagne fountain.
The Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador also sat down with the hosts of The Living Room to chat about her career journey and upcoming trip to Germany, where she will represent Australia as a ‘Skillaroo’ at the WorldSkills International Competition.
Jessica is now employed as a section waiter at Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney, a restaurant ranked among the Top 100 Restaurants in the world.
You can start taking steps toward your dream career from high school, with school-based apprenticeships allowing you to study and gain experience at the same time.
Read more inspiring stories about former apprentices and trainees realising their dreams at the Australian Apprenticeships website.