Jan
25
2022

School-Based Apprenticeships – Earn while Studying!

Still at school and thinking about your options? Get hands-on experience and exposed to much more than just trade skills. The work-like environment also helps develop future-ready skills such as collaboration, problem-solving and people management. Meet Declan Gladigau and Cody Krollig from SA. They are currently attending Unity College and Murray Bridge State High school and are on the […]

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Nov
18
2021

Breaking through the Barriers

Meet our 2021 ABBTF Ambassadors! Bricklaying is an in-demand trade with numerous job opportunities. In recent years we are seeing a greater uptake of these opportunities by women. We’re excited to see more and more women choosing to enter the workforce within the construction industry. Not only are they carving a pathway for themselves, they […]

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Oct
18
2021

Nicholas Allen, 4th Generation Bricklayer!

Q&A with Nicholas Allen 2nd Year Apprentice with employer Bradley Wakefield Bricklaying! Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your story and what made you get into bricklaying? A: “I started as a tennis coach. At tennis, I met Bradley Wakefield (current employer) and gave bricklaying a go. I started working with Brad […]

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Oct
01
2021

Govt. extends ‘Wage Support’ for apprentices

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all eligible employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained […]

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Sep
30
2021

Big Bickies for Brickies!

Demand for labour has bricklayers on the top tier, writes Lauren Ahwan. More people are desperately needed to train as bricklayers, with experts saying the profession enjoys a far greater sense of pride and accomplishment than that of other construction trades. The Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd has experienced a 63 per cent […]

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