The Weekend Post - - Careers -

SE­VAG Parseghian started his ca­reer with Mercedes-Benz as an ap­pren­tice study­ing a Cer­tifi­cate III in Light Ve­hi­cle Me­chan­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy.

Now 29, he is a tech­ni­cal ser­vice man­ager for Queens­land, West­ern Aus­tralia and the North­ern Ter­ri­tory in charge of 19 deal­er­ships – and he works with ap­pren­tices of his own.

“The more you get the un­der­stand­ing and show your con­fi­dence, the door is wide open,” he says. “That’s what I loved about an ap­pren­tice­ship.

“It’s great to see the ap­pren­tices come through and the pas­sion be­hind it. You can tell they are ex­cited and ea­ger.

“See­ing the dif­fer­ence and help­ing them build their skill level and turn into a fan­tas­tic tech­ni­cian is great for the work­place as well.

“They are learn­ing the cul­ture of the deal­er­ship and that’s ben­e­fi­cial.

“You can get oth­ers from other places that are al­ready qual­i­fied (but they don’t have the cul­ture).

“In the long run, it cre­ates a great en­vi­ron­ment to work in.”

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