apprenticeship programme dedicated to developing excellence in a new
generation of HVAC&R technicians has picked up another two awards.
Haden’s Cairns branch was honoured at the recent Skill360 Australia
Annual Awards 2009 winning the Host Employer Award. This is the second
major apprenticeship programme award Haden has been awarded in the past
12 months, receiving the Coolworld Award for Best
Apprenticeship Programme last year.
“Investing in our apprentices is the only way we can guarantee that
we will have a stable of professional, experienced tradespeople in years
to come. It also allows us to give back to the community that we work
in by providing meaningful employment opportunities to local and
regional youth,” explained Martyn Wittebol, North Queensland Regional
Manager. “In times like these, it is more important than ever that we
ensure we are in a position to meet the demand when the economy picks up
again with a reliable workforce,” Martyn continued.
Congratulations also go to Darren Mackedie, a 4th year apprentice
with Haden’s Cairns branch who was selected from a field of 23
candidates as the Engineering Apprentice of the year. Haden apprentices
Nick Webber, Mark Bender and Gary Blackman were also nominated for their
dedication to excellence and commitment to their apprenticeship and
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