GEARED TO HELP OTHERS SUCCEED
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.”