‘The best decision of my life’

A lifelong fascination with trucks and boats was always going to lead Joshua Brumm to a career working with them.

Despite this, like many school leavers assessing their career options, Joshua had some trepidation about committing several years to an Australian Apprenticeship.

Having gained a Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology in 2014, the 21-year-old says it was ‘the best decision of my life’.

Joshua’s development was accelerated through Group Training Australia’s Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders Program in 2014.

“Starting an Australian Apprenticeship straight after high school allowed me to achieve my goals at work and in life,” Joshua said.

“I have enjoyed every bit of my apprenticeship during the past four years, where I was in the workshop and in field service, while being able to work on a variety of equipment including trucks, marine pleasure craft and navy patrol boats.

“I learned how to completely strip and rebuild a motor while under supervision."

Joshua is thankful for the help of his group training organisation TORGAS, training provider Skills Tech Acacia Ridge and host business MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (Wacol Branch). He now works for Followmont Transport.

“Going from having no experience on a product to being able to diagnose, repair and rebuild motors is incredibly rewarding,” he said.

“Take on the challenge, it is one of the best experiences you can do.

“You get the hands-on experience you need and the training you require, while getting paid to do something you love.”

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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