Community Solutions Apprentices and Trainees Awards
CCF QLD contractor member Hall Contracting has been recognised for its efforts in creating career pathways for young adults, with the business officially named a Host Employer Champion at the Community Solutions Apprentices and Trainees Awards Night held on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, 5 April.
Hall Contracting Civil Operations Manager Phillip Carn said the award celebrated 15 years of assisting Sunshine Coast youngsters to gain qualifications in their chosen trade.
“To date, we’ve hosted 40 apprentices and trainees studying in a range of areas including diesel fitting, mobile plant technology, civil pipe laying and civil construction,” Mr Carn said.
“We currently have five apprentices working across our workshop and construction sites and we look forward to bringing more on board in the coming years as the company continues to grow. It’s a real honour to have received recognition for our efforts.”
Mr Carn said with the Sunshine Coast recording a youth unemployment rate of 15.1 per cent in February 2019, the company was pleased to be playing a role in generating employment opportunities for those looking to enter the workforce.
“There are so many motivated young people living locally and it’s really rewarding to be able to introduce some of them to the civil and marine construction industry and assist them to become competent, qualified tradespeople.
“Many of our past apprentices and trainees have gone on to obtain full-time employment with us after completing their formal training and they have proved to be assets to our team.”
Current apprentices claim high job satisfaction, a hands-on learning environment and a great team atmosphere.
In addition to hosting apprentices and trainees, Hall Contracting also employs undergraduate and graduate engineers as part of its commitment to local youth employment generation.
To find out more, visit the Hall Contracting website.