31st July 2012
Entry 5, Josh (Diary of an Apprentice) – As you would expect, being an apprentice means that you take instruction from just about everyone at one point or another, but this can cause friction between tradesmen, and other staff, when these instructions clash. Recently it was brought to my attention that I was letting these clashes get out of hand, causing, amongst other things, unacceptable delays in urgent jobs.
30th July 2012
David Brown, MIGAS CEO – Here at MIGAS we spend a lot of time on inducting and mentoring our new apprentices and trainees to ensure they have the highest safety knowledge they can as a new worker. We conduct regular checks of the workplace they are working in and speak to all of our apprentices at every visit around safety concerns and how they are doing at work.
25th July 2012
Nick Couper, NSW State Manager – Career advice for choosing your subjects at school: what should you ask your careers advisor ? Selecting the right pathway to head down when getting to the decision making time during your schooling needs to have thought and lots of discussion through question and answers with your parents and, most importantly, careers advisors.
25th July 2012
David Brown, MIGAS CEO – University or apprenticeship? That is the question. As people go through their secondary high schooling adventure, they are hit with all sorts of promotional material about university and how good it could be, and the great jobs on offer when you finish a degree. While I agree uni is a viable learning process for some people, a trade is just as good – if not better.
18th July 2012
Nick Couper, NSW State Manager – MIGAS speaks to hundreds of schools and students every year in our travels across the country to promote apprenticeships and traineeships. In doing so we repeat similar information in the career advice we give; pick a trade, do your research, develop a passion and work hard at school to achieve your goal.
17th July 2012
Entry 4, Josh (Diary of an Apprentice) – The apprenticeship I am undertaking is more than just the nuts and bolts of the trade, but rather studies in the smooth running of the workplace with a specific focus on the trade.
16th July 2012
David Brown, MIGAS CEO – What do I remember from my apprenticeship? I have mostly really good memories of my apprenticeship as a fitter and turner except for the 1st year. The 1st year for me was really quite frustrating.
13th July 2012
Matt Stewart, National Business Development Manager – So, you’re thinking about doing a trade and you’re wondering “What trade will I do?… What will give me the best opportunities in the future?… Where do I start?” Maybe you’re a parent and wondering where the best opportunities are for you’re children as they enter the trade workforce.
11th July 2012
David Brown, MIGAS CEO – It is a well known fact that women in the traditional trades that we deal in are very under represented. At MIGAS we receive quite a few resumes from women who want to get into the heavy engineering trades.
5th July 2012
Matt Stewart, MIGAS Business Development Officer – So you’ve decided to use a Group Training Organisation to help grow your technical staff and develop your workforce. And it makes sense too with all the hassle that can go with finding, training and developing apprentices and trainees. Not to mention the paperwork. It takes up a lot of your time and resources when you could be concentrating on what you do best – growing your business. Here’s what you should expect…
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