Grace loves her boilermaking apprenticeship

Grace Christoffel is only 18 years of age, and has found her dream career as a boilermaking apprentice. Grace, who is soon to progress to the third stage of her apprenticeship started her career as a school-based apprentice with Golden West Apprenticeships and host employer, Thomas Manufacturing in Dalby.  Grace loves the day to day […]

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Dylan benefits from AgFood Connect Partnership

Toowoomba Ag Food Connect participant, Dylan Smith, has benefited from the AgFood Connect Program with a traineeship in Warehousing resulting from the combined efforts of DGT Employment & Training, Golden West Apprenticeships and PB Agrifood. Dylan registered for the AgFood Connect program in November 2020, he quickly exhibited the work ready attributes required and was […]

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Construction apprentices in high demand

Local apprenticeship company, Golden West Apprenticeships have reported an increase in the demand for apprentices within the construction industry across the Darling Downs.  Over 30 new entry-level apprentices have commenced their careers in the building and construction sector with Golden West Apprenticeships in the past few weeks.  The Toowoomba region is currently seeing a boom […]

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2021 Apprenticeship Intake

Recruiting for local apprentices across Southern and Western Queensland is set to kick off this month, with a number of apprenticeship opportunities up for grabs. Golden West Apprenticeships will soon start recruitment for the next intake of locals for its 2021 Apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships are on offer for Carpentry, Engineering, Electrical, Business Administration, Hospitality, Health […]

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Apprenticeships through a group training organisation provides opportunities for success

An apprenticeship through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) like Golden West Apprenticeships provides a fantastic opportunity to both jobseekers and employers, as the group training model is designed to help you to achieve success. A recent report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research has demonstrated that completion rates for apprentices employed with Group Training Organisations, […]

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Defence Trade Program – Help a Hero

Transitioning out of the Forces? East Coast Apprenticeships has developed and conducts the Defence Trade Program (DTP) offering support to veterans and their families seeking a trade career. For some veterans, alternate career paths may be offered for consideration outside of trades. DTP advises on vocational training and is linked to a large network of […]

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Ashley for the win

Third year carpentry apprentice, Ashley Walker was awarded the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Award on Friday night, at the Queensland Master Builders’ Housing and Construction Awards.  This recognition of achievement comes from the Downs and Western branch of the Queensland Master Builders Association. As a child, Ashley would help her mother with renovation and […]

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Boilermaking apprentice wins 3rd place in world skills completion

Chais competed in the Worldskills Competition at the end of May and against stiff completion and a very difficult metal fabrication exercise, finished in third place. The competition required the fabrication of a small oil wagon with tank and folded chassis. This exercise had to be completed without the use of grinder or files and […]

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Golden West Apprenticeships celebrating 30 years in business

On 21st September 2018, Golden West Apprenticeships is celebrating 30 years in business.  Established in Roma in 1988, Golden West is one of the largest not for profit Group Training Organisations operating in Queensland.  “We are very proud to be celebrating this milestone” said Camille Johnson, CEO of Golden West Apprenticeships.  “Over the past three decades, […]

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