April 2018

Hello, I’m James and I am a 2nd year Carpentry apprentice. I work for B&N Carpentry doing a mix of new residential and commercial work in the building industry.

Why did you become an apprentice? I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a carpenter, so when an opportunity came up with the Master Builders I grabbed it with both hands

What do you enjoy the most about being an apprentice? Working with my hands and seeing the end result of my hard work at the end of a project.

What is your goal once you complete your apprenticeship? Once I complete my apprenticeship, I would like to eventually start my own business and employ my own apprentices.

What does safety mean to you? Working in an environment that there are no hazards due to correcting them prior to starting your day.

Who would you like to thank? I would like to thank my hosts Robert Billing, Simon Billing and Greg Nightingale for taking me on and training me up.  I would also like to thank Gareth for the nomination and the Master Builders SA for the opportunity to become an apprentice

Field Coordinator Comments: Since taking over as James’ Field Coordinator in March I have heard great things about James skills and his ability to take to tasks and complete them at a high speed and quality. I have received great feedback from his trade school teachers, supervisors and his host trainers.

Commencement of Apprenticeship: 30.5.2016

Current Host Employer: B&N Carpentry

Photo from Left: James Keizer and Simon Smith from Banner Mitre 10 

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