What do you enjoy the most about being an Apprentice? I have enjoyed many aspects of being an apprentice, I have enjoyed learning and developing my skills and being taken under the wing of many different tradesman and learning the different ways and different techniques that each individually have. Also, being able to work and earn a decent income and learn at the same time is also a great benefit of being an apprentice. I enjoy the residential side of the building industry as I can see the steps and see how different trades work and the steps that are taken to build a new home.
What is your goal once you have completed your Apprenticeship? The end of my Apprenticeship is getting closer and closer, I will stay in the bricklaying trade for many years and whilst doing further study at Tafe SA doing my bachelor’s Degree in teaching and pursuing a career in design and technology (woodwork) teaching at a school or possibly teaching Bricklaying at a trade school is one of my main goals. I will also use my skills that I have learnt and build my own home and do all the bricklaying myself, that would be a life goal completion.
Who would you like to thank? Firstly I would like to thank Steve Lolosidis and Rob Galsworthy at the team at Probuild Bricklaying for looking after me so well and teaching me everything that I know today, if it wasn’t for them I would not have developed my skills and would not be at the level where I would be today without them, their patience and understanding has got me where I am today and I couldn’t be more thankful for what they have done. I would also like to thank the other tradesman for teaching me all the different skills and different tricks of the trade throughout my apprenticeship. Would like to thank my field coordinator Ben Morgan for looking after me and doing such a great job with all the apprentices, and also a big shout out and thank you to my family and partner for all the wonderful and loving support over my apprenticeship, I would not have done it without them either.
What does safety mean to you? Safety to me means going to work and coming home safely, doing this we need to analyse and identify potential hazards on the work site, this applies to me and my co-workers. Work in a safely manor making sure every morning take that extra care to make sure the work area is safe and no hazards in the work environment.
Field Coordinator Comments: Zach is a very mature apprentice who works above and beyond the expected level of what is required. He undertakes instruction well and also has the ability to undergo self-directed work. Zach is hardworking, punctual and a great communicator with both his host and MBASA. Zach always follows MBASA policies and procedures and is well respected in the MBA community. Zach has a fantastic future ahead of him and will be very successful in whatever path he choose to follow in the construing industry.
Commencement of Apprenticeship 6/1/2015
Current Host Employer ProBuild (Bricklaying host)
Photo from Left: Zach Franceschilli and Simon Smith from Banner Mitre 10