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Brad Shaw – Apprentice Carpenter

After completing his secondary education at Menzies College, Brad was employed as a Modern Apprentice with Hamish Broomfield Builder.

As a Modern Apprentice Brad has his own Modern Apprenticeship Coordinator who has developed an individual training plan for him which sets realistic goals and timeframes to achieve them in.

The Coordinator, Karen Hogh, meets with Brad on a regular basis and is available as a mentor to both Brad and his supervisor.

Brad continues to develop and improve his knowledge of carpentry each year through attending a series of block courses at the Southern Institute of Technology where he is taught the theory components of the Level 4 National Certificate in Carpentry.

To achieve practical competency Brad has to be able to complete the required practical tasks consistently well, unsupervised, in a commercial timeframe, using safe work practices.

Brad needs to maintain a weekly record of all the tasks he completes in a Record of Work folder which is required to be signed off by his supervisor once the supervisor agrees that Brad has achieved the required competency level.

Failure to maintain good records can add considerably to the length of time it takes to complete an apprenticeship.