On a fast track to success
FROM working on big machinery to fixing V8 Supercars, a TORGAS Diesel Fitting apprenticeship offers variety and reward for enthusiastic youngsters like Jake Eastwell.
This weekend Jake Eastwell will put on a new hat, to be part of the Castrol Townsville 400 V8 action.
Recognised for his outstanding efforts, he will be rewarded by the chance to work in a much sought- after field.
Jake was one of two lucky apprentices chosen to lend a hand in the pits this weekend, making him the envy of all his mates and co- workers.
Some of the work he will be doing includes radiator repairs, panel and engine work.
As part of his TORGAS apprenticeship, Jake attends training units at TAFE North in Pimlico. It was TAFE North in conjunction with Blackwoods that offered him the chance to rub shoulders with some of Australia’s most talented racing car drivers and work with some pretty sleek super machines. Naturally it was an opportunity just too good to refuse.
When asked about his expectations of the weekend Jake said: “I think that it will be pretty full on and really fun. I’m going to really enjoy it.”
Jake began his Mobile Plant Technology ( Diesel Fitting) Apprenticeship with McCahills Earthmoving and Landscaping supplies in 2014 and recently moved to second year of his apprenticeship.
He said working on the V8 Supercars would be a nice change from his usual Mobile plant equipment. However it is also a great opportunity to boost his skillset and network with some industry greats.
TORGAS Field Officer Candice Adams said: “Jake is beyond excited. It’s all he’s been talking about for the last few weeks.
“He is a great apprentice and very eager to learn. The V8 experience is much deserved.”
OPPORTUNITY: TORGAS apprentice Jake Eastwell will lend a hand in the pits at the Castrol Townsville 400.