Ryan Williams - Apprentice Heavy Automotive Engineer

After completing his secondary schooling at Central Southland College Ryan successfully applied to undertake the automotive engineering pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology.


At the completion of the course Ryan was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and has been placed with New Zealand Aluminium Smelters.


During the pre apprenticeship course students cover various health and safety requirements including first aid, safe use of hand tools and safe use of power tools all of which enables them to be safer in the workplace. They are also trained in the Level 2 unit standard requirements of their apprenticeship qualification which enables the student to be more useful in the workplace from the very beginning of their apprenticeship.


Any Level 4 qualification requires that the Level 2 unit standards be completed before the apprentice begins Level 4. Completing the Level 2 unit standards at S.I.T on a pre apprenticeship course offers an apprentice the opportunity to ‘kick start’ his apprenticeship and is well worth considering.