Top ap­pren­tice looks to bright fu­ture


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

A CARLISLE join­ery and car­pen­try ap­pren­tice is hop­ing a sig­nif­i­cant award will help him one day run his own small busi­ness.

Ni­cholas Dolin picked up the Best First Year Ap­pren­tice at ABN Group’s an­nual Train­ing Ap­pren­tice Awards on Au­gust 12.

Mr Dolin has been work­ing on Dale Al­cock Homes build­ing sites as an em­ployee of ABN dur­ing the past year.

He said it was amaz­ing to re­ceive the award be­cause he did not ex­pect to win it.

“I ab­so­lutely love what I do, it doesn’t feel like work but I also love see­ing a fin­ished prod­uct too,” he said.

“Once I’ve fin­ished my ap­pren­tice­ship, I want to start my own small busi­ness but I want to get ex­pe­ri­ence un­der my belt first.

“I think the award is a good sign be­cause it’s recog­ni­tion of my work and I can get my name out there.”

ABN Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Dale Al­cock thanked Train­ing and Work­force De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey for at­tend­ing the night and sup­port­ing ABN’s top per­form­ing build­ing and con­struc­tion ap­pren­tices.

“It’s im­por­tant to see our ap­pren­tices recog­nised for the hard work and com­mit­ment that they’ve put into learn­ing their trade,” he said.

Mr Al­cock said that ABN’s train­ing pro­gram de­vel­oped trades­peo­ple with strong safety and lead­er­ship skills, along­side a high level of com­pe­tency.

“Our homes are top qual­ity be­cause of the skilled peo­ple who help to build them,” he said.

“We will con­tinue to work with WA’s next gen­er­a­tion of ap­pren­tices to help them be­come the best-of-the-best in their trade.

“Well done to all of ABN Train­ing’s award-win­ning ap­pren­tices and their host train­ers for be­ing lead­ers in the build­ing in­dus­try.”

ABN Group train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion man­ager Loris Mori­coni with top ap­pren­tice Ni­cholas Dolin and North Metropoli­tan Tafe man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rob Ber­ry­man.

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