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Trade spotlight - Fitter machinist

08 Oct 2009

At 1300apprentice we are constantly bombarded with applications for electrical, carpentry or plumbing apprenticeships. However, there are many other trades available and some of them in areas that have been listed as a skill shortage. Take it from Kane McParland who says “deciding to be a Fitter Machinist was the best decision I ever made”.

When Kane first left the school he wanted to go to University to study Physiotherapy. He later decided that getting paid to study whilst doing an apprenticeship was more enticing.

Kane says “getting paid while I learnt was a major attraction to me and a trade is recognised all over Australia and the world for that matter. This means that you will always be able to find work.”

Kane is planning to continue his studies after he completes his apprenticeship to pursue a career in mechanical engineering. He says “An apprenticeship in fitter machining has opened the door to many career pathway options for the future.”

Jason Ingram the Operations Manager at Breseight (Kane’s host employer) has been a fitter machinist for over 25 years. He says “doing an apprenticeship is an opportunity to learn the skills required to make things from start to finish. It is quite rewarding to start with a block of metal and turn it into a working part of a machine.”

1300apprentice are placing apprentices into exciting careers just like this one and as mentioned above skill shortage trades attract extra government incentives for apprentices. Click here for more information.

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