It has been another year of awards and recognition for Directions apprentices and trainees.
This year three of our apprentices have taken out top apprentice awards. Directions mature aged apprentice Anthony Di Cristofaro took out the WA Training Awards 2019 Apprentice of the Year Award in September and went on to represent WA in the national competition in Brisbane. Anthony is a great ambassador for apprenticeships and example of the added value a mature aged apprentice can bring to an employer.
Also in October, Directions electrical apprentice (also a mature aged apprentice) Stephanie Hall took out 2019 Apprentice of the Year at the annual Apprenticeship Employment Network WA awards and Samantha Dagleish won BAE 2019 (national) Aerospace & Integrated Systems Apprentice of the Year in the same month.
This is the second time in two years that a WA based Directions apprentice has taken out the national BAE apprentice award and the 2018 winner, Kane Doyle, went on to win the overall BAE 2018 (national) Trades Apprentice of the Year as well.
In total, 11 Directions apprentices and trainees have been named finalists or won awards at the regional, state or national level in the last two years including the 2018 Apprentice Safety Award from the Master Builders Association won by Sam Goggins.
“Directions have put a lot of effort in recent years into building the kind of boutique workforce solutions provider that makes a real difference in both industry and the community. These awards are a reflection of that commitment from the Board level through to our dedicated operations team and the effort we invest in each and every one of our apprentices and trainees” said CEO Ian Eardley.
“Our Indigenous Mentor was recently also recognised at Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Employee of the Year at the Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards. I am proud to lead a team that gets such great results.”