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ApprenticeshipsApprenticeships and Traineeships are a means of gaining formal qualifications in a individuals career choice and offer the possibility of secure long term employment. NOVA has always placed an emphasis on ensuring that job seekers who wish to participate as apprentices or trainees have the opportunity to do so.
With appropriate support from TAFE, NOVA has consistently demonstrated the ability of our job seekers to offer real value to employers.
The following are just some of our recent success stories:
Since completing year 12 at Woodridge State High School, Gavin has had a career goal of becoming a painter. He is now well on his way of fulfilling his dream of becoming a qualified tradesman, just recently completing his 3 month probationary period.
Gavin has told the staff at Nova that "I love my painting job and have made lots of new friends. It's great and it's fun and I am looking forward to being a qualified tradesman.”
Gavin is employed by Eastcoast Employment , a Group Training company, who have assigned him work with his host employer, Lino Vitulano. Lino told Nova that he is more than happy with the work that Gavin is doing and finds him to be a very pleasant young man.
Field officer, Ken Barrett from Eastcoast told Nova that they were very pleased with Gavin's progress so far and can already see the makings of a good painter in Gavin.
Ben finished at Windsor High School in 2001 and came to NOVA's Richmond Branch seeking employment in the horticultural industry. With a passion for the work and a desire to succeed it wasn't long before Ben was working in a traineeship as a groundsman.
When the traineeship was completed Ben was once again looking for work and added to his employability by gaining forklift, Bobcat and defensive driving qualifications and experience.
Hawkesbury Hospital recognized the effort and willingness on offer and in May this year Ben was a successful applicant for the position of Apprentice Gardener.
Well done Ben!