A CHEF-turned-carpenter from Canning Vale is WA’s Apprentice of the Year.
Thirty-year-old Jamie Stewart said he was a jack of all trades and master of none when he decided to hone his carpentry skills and established his Legacy Construction business.
“When I left school I did a chef apprenticeship and went onto the mines,” he said.
“I worked my way up from labourer to project manager and did a couple of Certificate IVs at one of the Tafes.
“I bought a restaurant and had that for a year and when I saw the mining boom was starting to turn I saw I was a jack of all trades and master of none.”
Mr Stewart completed his apprenticeship in less than two and a half years, and now runs his business full-time.
He is currently sub-contracted to do a fit out on St George’s Terrace, and recently finished a restaurant fit-out.