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AMWU member named Apprentice of the Year

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Janelle Kent is a young woman on a mission. She pursued her dreams of becoming an automotive electrical apprentice and was recently awarded 1st Year Automotive Apprentice of the year by TAFE Gold Coast.

The 24 year old showed an early interest in working on cars and trucks with family. “I’ve been working on cars with dad my whole life, I started when I was just 8 months old and have always loved it.” Ms Kent said.

A woman of the world, Janelle spent time working as a bar manager in London before coming home to pursue her real passion. Although she had trouble breaking into the industry at first, her persistence and enthusiasm eventually landed her an apprenticeship with the Gold Coast City Council and she has never looked back.

“My advice to anyone wanting to do an apprenticeship is to not let anything get in your way or set you back – never stop trying your best”, Ms Kent said.

AMWU Apprentice Organiser, Ricky Luke said that apprentices like Janelle are the future and lifeblood of our union.

“It’s wonderful to have talented and hard working apprentices like Janelle who other union apprentices can look up to and take inspiration from” said Mr Luke.

The AMWU congratulates Janelle on her wonderful achievement. If you’ve got a question about apprenticeships, please contact Ricky Luke at ricky.luke@amwu.asn.au.

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