Apprentice is in the driver’s seat

Revved up: Brynn Wales is one of 15 NRMA car servicing centre first-year apprentices for 2017. Six females are part of this year's program.

Revved up: Brynn Wales is one of 15 NRMA car servicing centre first-year apprentices for 2017. Six females are part of this year's program.

Brynn Wales is steering his lifelong dream of becoming a mechanic in the right direction.

NRMA has welcomed its latest intake of car servicing centre first-year apprentices.

Since 2015, NRMA has offered Certificate III in automotive (mechanical – light vehicle) apprenticeships through TAFE NSW.

Apprentices train at the Automotive Centre of Excellence at Sydney Institute TAFE and work in NRMA car servicing centres, where they master their mechanical skills and focus on their career development.

Training is customised to meet NRMA needs and to future proof apprentices for the new technologies that will emerge in the future.

North Parramatta Centre apprentice Brynn, 17, said his lifelong fascination with how cars worked led him to apply for the apprenticeship.

“Small things can make a big difference and it’s just so interesting to learn on the job, I’ve being taught in ways I didn’t think possible,” Brynn said

Assistant Skills Minister Adam Marshall was full of praise for the program.

“TAFE NSW graduates are always in high-demand because of the quality of their education and ability to hit the ground running with relevant practical skills. I’m delighted that NRMA has chosen to partner with TAFE NSW off the back of this reputation and that women and men from all walks of life are seeing these apprenticeships as an opportunity to embark on a fulfilling, lifetime career,” Mr Marshall said.

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