An apprentice employment ‘Start-up Grant’ of $4,000 is now available to Sub-Contractor Bricklayers and Builders in Victoria.Read more >>
ABBTF takes pride in sponsoring community programs as a promotion for bricklaying apprenticeships and one example of this is the Under 16’s St Paul’s McKinnon Junior Football Club, in the southern suburbs of Melbourne.Read more >>
I started my apprenticeship when I was 18. In hindsight a little later than I would’ve liked, but it probably worked out well, reinforcing that bricklaying was something I really wanted to do…and not just a cop out of school.
Bricklaying wasn’t a desirable trade to the majority at the time, and that was something that appealed to me. People shied away from the “dirty, hard work” image the trade has, and would rather be a sparky or a chippy, and doing something different as well as something that people knew was tough going was rewarding.Read more >>