Communications Apprentice of the Year!

On Thursday 21 November, the National Electrical and Communication Association (NECA) held its National Apprentice Awards in Brisbane to recognise some of Australia’s brightest and outstanding Electrical and Data Communication Apprentices. We are pleased to announce that PEER Communications and Data Apprentice Steven Thomas was successful in winning National NECA Apprentice of the Year Award…

National Skills Week 2019 – Succeed Your Way

Why Jamie chose a PEER apprenticeship Qualified plumber & recently completed PEER apprentice FINALIST for Apprentice of the Year 2019 (SA Training Awards) Qualification: CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing Why did you choose a PEER apprenticeship? I chose a PEER apprenticeship because I really enjoyed plumbing as a trade, working around talented tradespeople as…

Making the change from Tradie to Trainer

Many tradies can change direction and move into other careers that utilise their skills; like becoming a Trainer. PEER CEO Peter Nolan says when it comes to our trainers, the biggest hurdle they need to overcome is making the change and knowing what steps to take to make that happen. “Many tradies can change direction…

SAFETY ALERT on Ladders

Recently we had an apprentice take a two-metre fall off a ladder, resulting in five facial fractures requiring surgery and some significant time off work.  The apprentice was very lucky because the fall could have easily resulted in a much more serious injury. Ladders can be hazardous if they are not correctly maintained and used.…