Master builder

It is clear that James Gamble has a bright future after being named MBA’s best Australian Apprentice in the building and construction industry and finishing his apprenticeship six months early.

The 24-year-old is the 2012 Master Builders National Apprentice of the Year – reward for his high performance in practical and theoretical components of his apprenticeship with construction company Fairbrother Pty Ltd.

Now the Hobart-resident is fully-qualified and enjoys a supervisor role with his employer.

“The best thing about my Australian Apprenticeship was that I was rewarded for my hard work meaning I became fully-qualified six months early,” James said.

“The experience of working on high-profile construction projects has given me the confidence to tackle any problem at work and in my personal life. I have set myself up for life and I am only 23 – some people my age are just starting their Australian Apprenticeship.”

James has also completed a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety with Master Builders Tasmania and won the 2012 Skills Institute Construction Apprentice of the Year.

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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