Those who have completed traineeships or apprenticeships in Queensland can take on a challenge of a lifetime, travelling internationally, developing industry skills and meeting new people abroad on a scholarship from the Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF).
Applications for the 2013 QOF scholarships are now being accepted, with this experience providing the opportunity for young people to develop their careers through travel and work overseas.
For over 35 years, QOF has been supporting Queenslanders from a variety of trades, helping them to further their knowledge and skills.
This year’s QOF scholarship awardees are Jessica Parker (Business Services), Jessie Lucas (Commercial Cookery and Hospitality), Rhys Walsh-Tindall (Information Technology and Network Support), Richelle Hassett (Retail Baker and Pastry Chef), and Travis Duff (Engineering Mechanical Trade [Maintenance] Fitting and/or Turning).
To be eligible for the scholarship applicants need to be Queensland residents, aged between 18-30 years old, completed a traineeship, apprenticeship or vocational studies (Certificate III or higher), gained at least two years of relevant industry work experience and be prepared to commence the scholarship within 12 months of it being awarded.
If you’re interested in gaining valuable work skills overseas, you can download an application form from the QOF website. The closing date for applications is October 31 2013.