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The Northern Territory news Mon 18 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Mon 18 Jan 2010

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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28 Northern Territory News Special Feature, Monday, January 18, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 8 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 2 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Where you find the best Apprentices & Trainees LOOKING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP IN 2010? DARWIN LIST: BUSINESS, FINANCE, AUTO LIGHT VEHICLE, REFRIGERATION, ELECTRO COMMUNICATIONS, CERT II CONSERVATION AND LANDS MANAGEMENT, CONSTRUCTION ALICE SPRINGS LIST: CERT III HOSPITALITY, CERT II & CERT III BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, CERT III TELECOMMUNICATIONS, CERT III AUTOMOTIVE Contact Information: Darwin: Lisa-Joy on 89412112 Alice Springs: Narissa or Alicia on 89532622 Web: www.gtnt.com.au 30FB01 3 0 fb 0 2 Many options available SPARK OF AMBITION: John Anstess plans to expand his credentials FINANCE PLAN: Cain Parkin wants to continue his studies in business management You will gain thebenefit of regular meetings with the GTNT staff to support your progress and they will provide tutors if you need help While I was learningnew skills, my employer continued to focus on core business with the assurance the right training was happening G ROUP Training North ern Territory (GTNT) is the largest employer of Apprentices in the NT. If you are looking to start an Apprenticeship in 2010, there are many options available. Apprent ices John Anstess and Cain Parkin have benefited greatly from the support provided by GTNT. Cable joiner Apprentice John Anstess, 25, married with one child and one on the way, is making sure his future is secure through the help of GTNT. John, employed by GTNT, is a final-year Ap prentice hosted to Power and Water Corporation. Hes not stopping with one qualification he plans to expand his cre dentials to include an elec trical trade. I want to become a cable joiner and sparky to make sure I have plenty of opportunity for work, he said. Along the way, Johns training experience has been positive as he found the help provided by GTNT Field Officers was friendly and genuinely supportive. They do everything they can to help with the latest information related to my job, my entitlements, and my training, including OH and S, he said. Johns brother Greg re cently graduated from his trade through GTNT and Power and Water Corpor ation and it was Greg that encouraged John to con sider a trade. Previously John had completed an education degree but decided he preferred the outdoors and working with his hands so he considered a trade. It didnt take long before John found work adver tised in the local paper by GTNT and his new future was set. His advice to anyone considering the same path for an Apprenticeship or traineeship is to call GTNT and see what they can do for them. You will gain the benefit of regular meetings with the GTNT staff to support your progress and they will provide tutors if you need help, he said. GTNT will help fast track training where possible as John is finding. I am officially due to complete my apprentice ship in February 2011 but I have the opportunity to cover all the theory then complete the practical training in shorter time, he said. My goal is to finish in the middle of 2010. Cain Parkin completed a School-Based Appren ticeship through GTNT in the hospitality industry in 2003. In 2007 he chose to try the finance industry and was able to complete a traineeship through GTNT and hosted to ANZ Bank in Darwin City. He now works full time with the bank and has undertaken higher duties as acting branch manager twice in the past year. With confidence in his training, Cain can now see the benefit of being trained this way. As a GTNT Trainee, I came under the experi enced guidance of Field Officers who monitored the training progress and ensured the training was administered correctly, Cain said. While I was learning new skills, my employer continued to fo cus on core business with the assurance the right training was happening. I would recommend completing a training qual ification this way and now look forward to continuing my studies in business management.