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What our Host Employers say ...

"Training apprentices has enabled us to grow our turnover each year and allowed us to take on more work and larger jobs,"  ED WIPPELL, ST GEORGE

"We are really glad Karl (Menkins) is staying on as a qualified tradesman, mechanic, now that he has completed his apprenticeship,"  DEL HENNINGSEN, CHINCHILLA

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  • Toowoomba apprentice wins world skills award medal

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  • Young people want to work more, are more engaged with education and training and ...

    The 2013 release of How Young People Are Faring report from FYA shows that most young people are participating at higher rates in education and training and they want to work more.
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  • Group training network welcomes capability and stability in new ministry

    The Chief Executive of Group Training Australia (GTA), Jim Barron, welcomed the appointment of Mr Chris Pyne as Minister for Education, Ms Sussan Ley as Assistant Minister for Education, and Senator Scott Ryan as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education.
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  • Golden West Apprenticeships Celebrates 25 Years

    September 21 marks the 25th Anniversary for Golden West Apprenticeships - serving businesses, trainees and apprenticeships in rural and regional Queensland.
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  • Nice Guys Finish First!

    Starting their apprenticeships in their final year of school, Jayde Howell and Gene O’Neill are now qualified plumbers and it only took four short years.
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  • Local Apprenticeships Boosts Job Market

    Dallas Hay from Chinchilla is in his final year of school but already has a steady job, a regular income and a bright future ahead of him.
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  • Two Finalists for the Queensland Training Awards

    Following the announcement of the finalists for the 2013 Darling Downs and South West Regional Queensland Training Awards, Golden West Apprenticeships is thrilled to hear that one of their apprentices and host employers have been successful as finalists across two categories.
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  • Jesse Recognised for his Hard Work

    Diesel fitting apprentice, Jesse Johnston, was awarded the Indigenous Student of the Year title at the Manufacturing Skills Queensland awards night.
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  • Brad Gets Busy in Ballera

    The opportunities are truly endless once you have completed your apprenticeship and Brad Harvey has proven that with hard work, determination and motivation you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
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  • Warwick - Fully Exposed!

    Helping employees explore their interests, Golden West Apprenticeships offers apprentices and trainees the opportunity to undertake job rotation while completing their qualification. Job rotation is a great way to motivate apprentices and trainees to deal with new challenges and helps align their competencies with requirements.
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  • Finding It Hard To Budget Your Apprentice Wage?

    Apprenticeships provide a great opportunity to invest in your future careers, however many apprentices report that it is challenging to keep their finances in order. Learning to budget now will benefit you immediately and long in to the future, by keeping you out of debt and financially stable throughout the life of the apprenticeship.
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  • Young Maranoa Locals Gain Training and Skills with Santos GLNG

    The Santos GLNG Project has continued to help young locals in the Maranoa region gain hands-on training opportunities with two new apprentices joining the project and seven Indigenous students undertaking school-based traineeships.
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  • Meet Our New Business Administration Trainee - Shay Rose

    My name is Shay Rose and I am undertaking a full time Business Administration Traineeship at Golden West Apprenticeships in Roma. I chose to undertake a traineeship within the administration field as it offers customer service and I love being able to help others.
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  • Never Too Old to Follow Your Dreams

    You’re never too old to chase your dream job and Peter Von Pein at the age of 47 decided it was time to do just that and commenced a Butcher’s apprenticeship.
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  • Golden West Announces ISO 9001 Certification

    For 25 years Golden West Apprenticeships has been a leading provider of apprenticeship and traineeship services in rural and regional Queensland. It is with great pride that they announced they are now certificated as an ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems compliant organisation.
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  • Golden West's Golden Boys

    Golden West and Santos Hosted apprentices have mopped the floor with the South Australian Apprentices this month, this year Golden West apprentice Nick Lobb took out the Santos Development Award. These prestigious Awards were held at Santos House in Adelaide, where employees from Santos all over Australia attended. This is the third consecutive year that Fairview and Wallumbilla have attended these awards and the third time we have brough home a winner. Other Golden West winners include Matt Williamson of Roma and Warwick Kendall of Injune who have both taken out the Outstanding Scholar Award.
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  • Achievements Awarded at AGM

    Celebrating their 25th AGM, Golden West Apprenticeships held a dinner in Roma where Board and staff members attended. At each AGM Golden West requests all Training and Employment Coordinators nominate their outstanding apprentices and trainees for the Apprentice and Trainee of the Year awards.
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  • Local Girls Saddle Up for Success

    Golden West Apprenticeships has partnered with Santos to develop a program which will see trainees undertake their Certificate II and III in Agriculture.
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  • Local Lady Helping Locals Locate Employment

    Local girl Kristy has made major headways into sourcing apprenticeships and traineeships for local jobseekers since commencing with Golden West Apprenticeships in May.
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  • Kickstart Bonus

    From December 1st 2012 through to February 28th 2013 businesses in the building and construction industry may be eligible to receive a Kickstart Bonus incentive for new apprentices completing a certificate III or IV qualification.
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