First year electrical apprentice, Martin Green is a young man on a mission with a bright future ahead of him.
The enthusiastic 18 year old is now nine months into his Certificate III in Electrotechnology with the Bundaberg Regional Council and very much enjoying his new work environment, learning from the tradesmen around him.
Having completed a Certificate II in Engineering during his senior year with Shalom College, Martin said he always had a pretty good idea of what he wanted to do with his life.
“After doing work experience with the council and other employers I was fairly certain I wanted a career in the electricity industry.”
“I really enjoy working on industrial plant and the other tradesmen are always willing to share their knowledge. You get to work on different equipment and there is always something new to learn each day,” Martin said.
During the first six months of his training Martin has been learning about on-the-job safety and the correct use of hand and power tools. As he progresses through his apprenticeship Martin will hone his trade skills on various pieces of council equipment including single and three phase motors, switchboards, air conditioning as well as sewerage treatment and water plant.
BUSY At Work Industry Training Consultant Bundaberg, Betty Lappin said Martin was just one of over 300 apprentices and trainees BUSY had signed up with the Bundaberg Regional Council during the past thirteen years.
“We are thrilled to see Martin excelling in the early stages of his apprenticeship and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council in providing tailored services for all their apprenticeship and recruitment needs,” Ms Lappin said.
Bundaberg Regional Council Electrical Trades Supervisor, Tim Stenner said Martins dedication and commitment to his trade had been exceptional.
“Martin has a strong work ethic and a determined attitude. He has worked very hard during his first year and is a valued and well respected member of our electrical team. We are keen to see him make the most of this opportunity and believe he has an excellent career ahead of him,” Mr Stenner said.
TAFE Queensland East Coast Electrical Trainer, Merv King said Martin had shown an extremely impressive attitude towards his training.
“As a leading provider of quality training and education in the Wide Bay Area we are pleased to work with Martin as he has demonstrated a wonderful and positive attitude towards his training.”
“He is a fantastic student with very high standards. He is always very diligent, keen to learn and has all the attributes to be a quality electrician in the future,” Mr King said.
Martin said he was thankful for all the support he had received from BUSY At Work, the Bundaberg Regional Council and TAFE Queensland East Coast.
“Theyve really helped me set up my career and Im grateful for all the support, advice and training I have received so far,” Martin said.
Looking to the future Martin said he was keen to either own an electrical contracting business one day or pursue further university study in electrical engineering.
BUSY At Work, CEO Paul Miles said BUSY pleased to be the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider for the Bundaberg Regional Council and delighted to have signed up Martin to his apprenticeship.
“We are proud of our reputation as specialists in apprenticeships support services and have developed a strong partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council and TAFE over a long period. We congratulate Martin on his success and know he has a great future ahead of him,” Mr Miles said.
As the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Provider, BUSY delivers Gateway Services which can assess a participants commitment and suitability to an apprenticeship before they start. This ensures they are matched with the right job from the very start.
For further information please contact BUSYs Career and Placement advisors on 132879 or visit www.busyatwork.com.au.
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