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Kale Thompson – Heavy Fabrication Engineer

Formerly of Aurora College Kale enrolled in the condensed ACE pre apprenticeship engineering programme which allowed him to complete the requirements of the programme in a shorter period of time, thus allowing him to begin his apprenticeship earlier than previously would have been the case.

Southern Group Training employed Kale as an Industry Trainee for the duration of the ACE programme and placed him in full time paid work experience with different companies for four, two week periods of time.

Kale was able to earn a basic wage, which was paid out to him over the duration of programme.

All the ACE Trainees were required to complete a weekly timesheet regardless of whether they were on work experience or at the Southern Institute of Technology. Failure to produce the timesheet on time would result in a delay in the Trainee being paid.

Kale has been employed by Southern Group Training as a Heavy Fabrication apprentice seconded to J K Stevenson Ltd for the completion of his practical on job training.