2015 Western Australia MIGAS Awards Night

MIGAS Awards Night in Perth WA

This year we expanded our Annual MIGAS Awards to include an event in Perth with a celebration held on the 22nd May 2015 to recognise the hard work and commitment of our Australian Apprentices, Trainees and Host Companies in Western Australia.

The small but successful event saw a high calibre of apprentices acknowledged as mature, hard working and skilled future tradespeople. MIGAS is extremely proud of the high level of competency displayed by all of the nominees and are impressed by the apprentices and host companies we now work with in Western Australia.

MIGAS are pleased to announce the winners of the Western Australia Awards Night.

Outstanding Apprentice

WA Outstanding Apprentice, Lee Bronkhorst

Lee Bronkhorst
2nd year Adult Apprentice with ENVAR
Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning)

Lee has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities in the workplace, asking questions and making suggestions at the level of a tradesperson. Lee always gets positive feedback from his host, who says to his MIGAS Field Officer, “Get me another Lee!” Lee hopes to further his studies after his apprenticeship to become dual trade qualified and prove himself to be a strong asset for ENVAR. Lee also volunteers his time making electric bicycles for people with disabilities.

Western Australia Apprentice of the Year

WA Apprentice of the Year, Branten Whittle

Branten Whittle
Completed with Berendsen Fluid Power
Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Mechanical Fitter)

Branten is extremely passionate about learning more and furthering his career with Berendsen Fluid Power, looking to gain training in Pneumatics and Fluid Power once he completes his apprenticeship. He holds his work to a high standard, striving to ensure his customers’ needs are met every time. He now applies that high standard to his own life goals in learning to balance his work and home life.

The WA Apprentice of the Year, Branten, will be flown to Brisbane to compete in the National Awards Night to be held on the 24th July (in conjunction with the Queensland State Awards event). Branton will compete against the Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland Apprentices of the Year for the title of National Apprentice of the Year.

MIGAS also acknowledged the important relationships we have with a number of our host companies in Western Australia. Without the commitment, training and support provided by these host companies, MIGAS’ apprentices and trainees would not be the high performing quality tradespeople they ultimately become.

Western Australia Safe Host of the Year



Liebherr have an extraordinary safety record. They accept considerable responsibility for protection of humanity and the environment, ensuring that their products and the processes used to manufacture them are safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable.

Western Australia Host Employer of the Year



ENVAR demonstrate exceptional commitment to career progression of Apprentices. They encourage work life balance and a strong company culture through quality training and development packages and flexible working conditions. Their apprentices report with pride that they have received quality, detailed training since the commencement of their apprenticeships.

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Published 05 June 2015