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The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018 Part 1

This time of year always sees people reflect on the year just gone, and here at Skill Hire we think there’s no better time to pause and reflect on the highlights of 2018. So, lets take a look at some major events that happened in 2018 here at Skill Hire!

Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices

The Skill Hire Year in Review: 2018

In January we started the year off on a strong note by announcing that we had been awarded a new contract with the Department of Education and Training to deliver a specialist support program for Australian Apprentices in industries that were undergoing structural change. The program, which we dubbed as ISMAA (Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices) has seen our experienced mentors provide support to first and second year apprentices on a number of topics throughout Western Australia. If you know an apprentice who is in the first two years of their apprenticeship, learn more about how to make the most of this free offering!

New Scholarship Opportunities

Construction Training Fund information session

In February, we began delivering a new scholarship program for students with long term stakeholder, Construction Training Fund (CTF). The scholarship was an exciting new pathway for students that allowed access to career development at no cost to the successful scholar. This was another opportunity to train a group of like minded students with real interest in their chosen pathways, in turn laying the foundation for a bright and prosperous career in construction.

A Wirrpanda Foundation and Skill Hire Collaboration

Wirrpanda Foundation VTEC launch with Skill Hire

A few months later we united with the Wirrpanda foundation to deliver the VTEC program through our regional offices in Western Australia. Designed to connect indigenous job seekers with guaranteed employment and wrap around support as they settle into their new job. We have been thrilled to be a part of such a valuable contribution to the community and we look forward to continuing our support for the VTEC program with the Wirrpanda foundation. Learn more about the support services available for indigenous job seekers with VTEC.

Biggest giveaway yet!

AFL Grand Final Giveaway

As the first half of the year drew to a close, we began perhaps our biggest competition yet! With the grand final being such a big part of Australian culture, we offered our existing customers and clients the opportunity to win an all expenses paid trip to the 2018 Grand Final! It proved that the luckiest customer of Skill Hire this year was Eoin from E&M Electrical! It sure looked like a fantastic weekend and we have been thinking of exciting new giveaways for 2019! Take a look at our instagram to see who the lucky customer was!

Skill Hire in the big smoke!

Skill Hire announces a branch in Victoria

In the middle of the year, we excitedly grew to a national company, with our very first office opening up in the eastern states! With Melbourne becoming the new home of one of our branches, our team on the eastern states hit the ground running with 2019 shaping up to be a very exciting time! Our team in Melbourne is always ready to help you reach your full potential, or if you’re thinking of a change of scenery, they’re just a phone call away!

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series, check back next week to see the final additions to this list!

  • Thank you awesome Skill Hire team! I just wanted to say that I'm very impressed with the high quality of staff you've been providing on a consistent basis, even at short notice. Thanks especially to Ben, Nathan and Rob, you've always made things very easy and provided fantastic service with a smile.

    Adrian McGregor
    Newform Developments
  • Skill hire is completely hassle free and I have only good things to say about their service and staff. They fully meet my requirements and expectations every time. Their staff are always well presented, reliable and professional. I absolutely trust Skill Hire to meet my needs and the needs of my catering clients, and will continue to utilize them for all of my kitchen and FOH staff outsourcing. Thanks Ben, Heidi and team!

    Bree May
    Food According to Bree
  • Students have learnt skills such as setting out, mixing mud, leveling, working in teams, communications and producing a sound product at the end (letter box).

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • The SOP delivered by Skill Hire has been exceptional.

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • A HUGE thank you for organising the Try-A-Trade for our students. All three teachers have come back to school absolutely buzzing about what the boys achieved in those three days and what a fantastic program it is. They also said the trainer was amazing and worked so well with the boys.

    Carlee Ingleson
    Churchlands School
  • The year 11 and 12 students have loved the three day course in the Trade Centre.

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Skill Hire trainers create an excellent relationship with all students thus making the three days enjoyable for all participants

    Try-A-Trades
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Thank you for allowing Greg Knobloch the time to present to our VET Induction Day.....The information contained in his OHS presentation was highly engaging and of utmost importance in preparing students for their upcoming work placements. We very much appreciate his time, expertise and experience in this area...

    Dainon Couzic & Connie Watson
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Working with Skill Hire was an absolute joy! Our students enjoyed an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and develop skills that supported their career aspirations. The opportunity to engage with on-site works meant that our students have now had a real experience of these trades and feel more confident in their ability to succeed.

    Vanessa Buemi
    Cyril Jackson Senior High School
  • Amazing! Heidi and Ben were extremely helpful and efficient. They found the right staff for our needs and we will definitely keep working with them in the future.
    Highly recommend

    Francisco Navarrete
    KUA Bar & Bistro
  • Special thanks to Mathew Pritchard in assisting with our Pastry Chef vacancy. Very responsive to our needs urgently. We got the shortlist candidates promptly, interviews were organised swiftly by and we got our new Pastry Chef on board in a matter of days! Special thanks to Ben Willis as well in your flexibility and assistance. We greatly appreciate this

    Angela Neill
    The Mayfair Hotel
  • All students enjoyed their time at Skill Hire very much. Students were excited to see the end result, but were just as excited to demolish it!

    (These students recently took part in a three day Try-A-Trade course at Skill Hire, funded by the Construction Training Fund)

    Secondary School
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