A CARLISLE joinery and carpentry apprentice is hoping a significant award will help him one day run his own small business.
Nicholas Dolin picked up the Best First Year Apprentice at ABN Group’s annual Training Apprentice Awards on August 12.
Mr Dolin has been working on Dale Alcock Homes’ building sites as an employee of ABN during the past year.
He said it was an amazing feeling to receive the award because he did not expect to win it.
“I absolutely love what I do, it doesn’t feel like work but I also love seeing a finished product too,” he said.
“Once I’ve finished my apprenticeship, I want to start my own small business but I want to get experience under my belt first.
“I think the award is a good sign because it’s recognition of my work and I can get my name out there.”
ABN Group Managing Director Dale Alcock thanked Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey for attending the night and supporting ABN’s top performing building and construction apprentices.
“It’s important to see our apprentices recognised for the hard work and commitment that they’ve put into learning their trade,” he said.
Mr Alcock said that ABN’s training program developed tradespeople with strong safety and leadership skills, alongside a high level of competency.
“Our homes are top quality because of the skilled people who help to build them,” he said.
“We will continue to work with WA’s next generation of apprentices to help them become the best-of-the-best in their trade.
“Well done to all of ABN Training’s award-winning apprentices and their host trainers for being leaders in the building industry.”