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National Apprentice Week 2023


Master Builders is celebrating apprentices in the industry by showcasing some of their stories as part of National Apprenticeship Week (13-19 February 2023).

Jami Brooks’ apprenticeship journey is one that showcases dedication, hard work, and natural talent in the field of carpentry. Jami has been fast-tracked by his lecturer due to his exceptional on-job experience and his ability to excel in his studies. His work ethic is simply outstanding, and he consistently delivers quality work that goes beyond what is expected of him. This dedication to his job, his company, and his projects is recognized by his peers, clients, and subcontractors.

Jami’s work experience is diverse, ranging from constructing a solid shelter for a pool to renovating the Double-Tree Hilton in Alice Springs and the PepperBerry Restaurant at Hilton Darwin. He has been involved in numerous projects, including bathroom renovations, veranda installations and extensions, and has demonstrated his ability to lead and apply tradie knowledge at his discretion.

In addition to his training in carpentry, Jami has undertaken further training to expand his skillset, including first aid, elevated work platforms, working at heights, MR truck licence, welding, and obtaining a chainsaw ticket. Jami has also been involved in a voluntary program run by ‘veteran’ golfers of the Darwin Golf Club to enhance the golf course by digging drainage trenches for the sand-bunkers. He has also been involved in the installation of sanitising stations, temporary barriers to assist with social distancing, and Territory check-in signage for COVID-19.

Jami’s natural ability for carpentry and dedication to his job have not gone unnoticed, and he has been awarded General Building and Construction Apprentice of the Year in 2020. BTC Constructions, Jami’s employer, is committed to giving back to the community through engagement in local sporting clubs, and Jami has always put his hand up to attend events being held at these clubs. Jami’s commitment to his job, his company, and his community showcases what it takes to vie for the title of Master Builders Apprentice of the Year for 2022.

Considering an apprenticeship? Contact your local state/territory Master Builders association.

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