STE 1300apprentice
July 2012   


>   Welcome to the 1300apprentice eNewsletter for July!
>   1300apprentice Welcomes Ben Aboard
>   2012 - 1300apprentice Awards Open
>   Award Recipients
>   Naidoc Week
>   New Services From 1300apprentice
>   2012 National Tradies Expo
>   Recruitment - What We Really Want
>   WH&S News
>   Trade Spotlight - Certificate III Business Traineeship
>   What's On?

Welcome to the 1300apprentice eNewsletter for July!

Over the past few months at 1300apprentice we have been working to improve how we communicate with business’ and candidates as well as new services we can offer our clients. In this eNewsletter you will see a little more on these new services and in coming eNewsletters there will be further announcements with some exciting new opportunities.

It has been a little while since we last sent an eNewsletter; you can expect to see them monthly again. If you have any feedback on any of our articles please don’t hesitate to send it through to

It’s the start of a new financial year and apprentices and trainees should expect their PAYG Summaries by 21 July 2012.

We hope you enjoy the rest of our eNewsletter!

1300apprentice Welcomes Ben Aboard

1300apprentice would like to introduce and welcome Ben Eggmolesse who is taking over from Rebecca Johnson as our third Apprentice and Trainee Field Officer for Sydney. Rebecca has recently been appointed 1300apprentice’s Business Development Manager.

Ben brings a wealth of experience to the 1300apprentice team. Ben grew up in Mount Isa making him a maroons supporter but we wont hold that against him (well…much) and began his career working in the mining industry which is the backbone of the Mount Isa economy. From there Ben moved into a role working with long term unemployed people, focusing on people with drug and alcohol barriers.

Ben moved to Sydney in 2007 and worked at a drug rehabilitation centre as a caseworker, then worked with high needs/risk youth as a youth worker.

Ben has seen the end product of what happens when our young people are neglected, and not helped properly. Ben says “That's why I have a passion for working with young people, because we can help direct them down the right path before they make life altering mistakes.”

Ben’s half Aboriginal, half Maori and was raised in an Aboriginal community. He’s passionate about his Aboriginal culture, and passionate about teaching both Indigenous and non-indigenous people to have a balanced and judgment free perspective.

On Ben’s decision to come on board with 1300apprentice, he said “I decided to work with 1300apprentice because I believe they display a genuine desire, which is reflected in their work, to mentor and help our youth, and guide them into a better quality of life. Working with apprentices gives me that opportunity to help our young people gain life skills and allows me the opportunity to help them navigate through this crucial part in their lives.”

Welcome aboard Ben!

2012 - 1300apprentice Awards Open

Nominations for the 2012 1300apprentice Awards are now open. The award categories will be the same as last year, which can be viewed at this page. To nominate yourself or one of our apprentices, contact your field officer and they will be able to assist you with the process.

Award Recipients

It’s that time of the year again when award ceremonies are being held and our outstanding apprentices and trainees have been keeping their field officers busy filling out nominations and attending the award ceremonies. So far 1300apprentice's employees have been represented at the Illawarra & South East NSW Region Training Awards and the South Western Sydney Training Awards.

Harley Carlson a Certificate IV Information Technology trainee won Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year for the Illawarra region and will be competing for NSW Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the year at the Illawarra & South East NSW Regional Training Awards.

Namatjira Skuthorpe received the runner up award for Indigenous student of the year at the South Western Sydney Regional Training Awards and Martin De La Mare was also a finalist for the Apprentice of the Year in the same region. 

1300appentice would like to congratulate all of our apprentices and trainees that have represented 1300apprentice and their host employers and wish them all the best of luck for future awards.

Naidoc Week

This year Naidoc week is running from 1-8 July and the theme is Spirit of the Tent Embassy: 40 Years on. This year’s theme recognises the achievements of everyone involved with establishing the tent embassy 40 years ago and how their achievements have benefited Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders. To find our more about events being run in your community, head to the NAIDOC Week website at

New Services From 1300apprentice


Recently the team at 1300apprentice met to discuss how we will continue to assist people and businesses with their needs over the coming years. Out of this meeting we have developed our existing products to ensure they offer increased value to our employers. Our main service is Group Training but we also offer Labour Hire, Fee for Service Recruitment and Mentoring/Monitoring solutions. Click here to learn more about all of our services and how 1300apprentice manages each service so everyone involved receives the best possible outcome.

2012 National Tradies Expo

Recently 1300apprentice exhibited at the 2012 National Tradies Expo(Sydney) held at The Dome - Sydney Showground. This was our first time exhibiting at this event and it was a great opportunity to meet some new people and see some of our apprentices and hosts.

The next expo that 1300apprentice will be exhibiting at will be the Landscape Australia Expo that's being held on the 13th and 14th of September(2012) at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park.

Recruitment - What We Really Want

When recruiting for an apprenticeship or traineeship role, quite often the candidate will have little to no practical experience for the position they have applied for but it’s not always necessary. With this in mind there are a couple of things we look for when selecting candidates to put forward to our hosts that we have included in an article on our website. To read this article, click here.

To view our latest job vacancies, click here.

WH&S News

In next month’s eNewsletter we will be including an outline of the changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Bill. In the meantime if you have any questions regarding the changes, please don’t hesitate to contact our WH&S Manager Darren Gibson on 0407 663 086 or by sending an email to

To view our latest safety alert on motor vehicle accidents, please click here.

Trade Spotlight - Certificate III Business Traineeship

This month we are looking at the Certificate III Business traineeship, how flexible this traineeship is and the value it offers to both employers and trainees. Click here to read the full article.

What's On?

Come and visit us at the following expo:

Landscape Australia Expo
13-14 September 2012
Stand E14
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park

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