Host of Channel Nine’s The Block and 2014 Gold Logie winner, Scott Cam is one of Australia’s most loved television personalities.

His rise to becoming a household name started with an Australian Apprenticeship.

“My apprenticeship was one of the best things I ever did," Scott said.

"It gave me time to learn on-the-job, and there’s no better way of learning than just getting stuck into it."

After growing up in Sydney, Scott completed a four-year apprenticeship in the carpentry trade with his older brother’s business.

Following five years working and travelling around Australia, Scott set up his own building business which he has owned and operated for more than 20 years.

Now, he is giving back to the building industry by employing and training Australian Apprentices.

Scott has seen first-hand the rewards of completing an apprenticeship, and realises it can be tough at times, and offers some sound advice for apprentices in training.

“As an apprentice, you really have to work hard in your first year," he said.

"At the end of the day, the long term rewards are worth it, I can assure you.

"And there is nothing better than being your own boss."

Read what Scott had to say about the important role Australian Apprentices play on The Block.

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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