A model apprentice

Mother-of-two, Gayleen Majid took a chance and started an apprenticeship in mechanics, something she has had a passion for since she was a young girl. She has been able to balance her apprenticeship with her family life and excelled as a mechanic as well.

Not only did Toll Fleet nominate Gayleen to attend Group Training Australia’s Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders program, they handpicked her to meet the former Prime Minister in 2012.

As a child, Gayleen Majid watched as her older brother worked on his car at their home on Queensland’s remote Thursday Island.

That laid a foundation for her interest and love for mechanics, particularly cars and trucks, which Gayleen decided to pursue through an Australian Apprenticeship.

She started her Certificate III Automotive Mechanical – Heavy Vehicle Road Transport through WPC Group and has not looked back since.

“I’m glad I chose an Australian Apprenticeship – between work and study I still have time to be a mother to my two children,” Gayleen said.

“It’s even better that I’m earning an income while studying, but that’s just an added bonus.”

Gayleen is a model Australian Apprentice, showing hard work and passion, and is an inspiration to her family and the wider Indigenous community.

Gayleen plans to stay within the automotive industry and aspires to one day operate her own workshop on Thursday Island.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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