April 20, 2021
Trade: Third Year Apprentice studying Carpentry
What is your current occupation and what is the qualification you’re doing?
I’m working towards a cert 3 in carpentry at the moment, and I’m a second year. But I’m a commercial carpenter so we don’t do anything domestic. Its anything from big tech buildings, so anything to do with schools and airports. Commercial construction is more steel based, so it’s not really timber. Everything is prefabricated, like wall frames, ceilings or roofing all comes in and is erected on site.
In some cases, we do timber-based carpentry but the majority of work is steel based and commercial.
How did you start in this occupation? How was your job hunting?
I’ll admit that I found it pretty hard, I sent out over 100 applicants on Seek. But I really wanted to get into the industry because there’s so much demand. So many people come out of school wanting to be a carpenter but has to choose something else because there’s so much competition.
I actually started off as an electrician and it didn’t work out so I went into carpentry and I’ve loved it ever since.
What are your everyday duties?
Anything from starting on site, bringing all the tools out, and conducting pre start safety checks. Safety wise there’s a lot that has to be taken into consideration. And from there make sure everything is safe, and carry out whatever tasks I have to do.
What are your goals for after you’ve finished?
It depends what the economy is like when I’m finished. By the end of it hopefully I will have learnt enough to start my own business and go off on my own and become successful. But until I’ve finish, I’ll just take it as it comes. At the moment I’m still learning and I’m happy with were I’m at.
If you are interested in starting an apprenticeship, we gathered more information for ya!
May 18, 2021
Are you wistfully gazing out of a rain-soaked window, wishing you could tinker on that dirt bike you bought last year, or maybe it’s spending more time with the ankle biters? Or maybe just to do sweet F A.
In this current age of “hustling” we find ourselves neglecting the ones we love and our favourite hobbies in order to feel successful. But the truth is, we all have the same amount of hours in a day but some of us are just better at not allowing work to take over our lives.
May 04, 2021
With the rise of technology, did you know that tech could make a positive impact on your tradie business?
Construction apps can help us improve our productivity within our businesses and the construction industry.
April 06, 2021
You’ve just got your new apprentice onboard, but are you completely prepared? It’s vital to put in effort into your apprentice, they represent your business,
Copyright © 2021 Aussie Man Hands - All Rights Reserved.