Trades apprenticeships

Trades apprenticeships

Categories: Apprenticeships, Wurrumiyanga

TITEB’s Group Training Organisation (GTO) works closely with employers on the Islands to facilitate traineeships and apprenticeships for their new and existing staff members. Together with employers, we are developing an increasingly qualified and competent Tiwi workforce.

Last financial year was particularly challenging for TITEB and other employers as staff resigned and apprentice training in Darwin cancelled. Despite these limitations, we continued to support Bathurst Islands Housing Association (BIHA) and Nguiu Garage where possible with their apprentices.

In March, DT Hobbs were awarded a major contract to deliver construction, refurbishment, and upgrades, including 13 new homes on Melville Island. In response, we immediately began coordinating training courses to prepare people for employment in Milikapiti and Pirlangimpi.

Our process for employing apprentices is to offer them part-time work on a trial basis first. After completing their trial, three enthusiastic and reliable young men are expected to commence in early July 2022 as carpentry apprentices with DT Hobbs.

Pictured are: TITEB GTO Manager, Philippa Walsh and DT Hobbs Construction Manager, David Hobbs with carpentry apprentices, Dylan Lynch, Dakotah Lynch and Jack Nelson in Pirlangimpi.

Please Contact Us if you would like to find out more about Tiwi apprenticeships.


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