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.…

Best Private Trade Training Provider

Did you know you can nominate the trade school your apprentice attends? When choosing where to send your next apprentice, take a look at what sets them apart. PEER – named the 2018 South Australian Training Provider of the Year and the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year – has invested in a significant upgrade of…

Communications Apprentice of the Year!

On Thursday 22 November, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) held its annual National Excellence Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne. We are pleased to announce that PEER Data & Communications Graduate: Luke Hentschke was successful in becoming Apprentice of the Year in the Communications category. Luke recently completed his apprenticeship with…

MPA SA 2018 President’s Lunch

Photo: PEER Talent Coach Mario Cappella, Liam Murphy, Justin Whitford, PEER Senior Trainer Richard Townsend On Friday 26 October, Master Plumbers South Australia held their 2018 President’s Lunch at Adelaide Oval. Congratulations to PEER Apprentices: Liam Murphy and Justin Whitford, on becoming finalists for the Gold Medal Award.   Liam is a fourth year Plumbing…

VET Student wins High Achievement Award

Photo: PEER Trainer David Crossman and VET Student Lachlan Gosden On Monday 22 October, the Barossa District Rotary Club held their 2018 VET Student of the Year Awards. On Monday 22 October, the Barossa District Rotary Club held their 2018 VET Student of the Year Awards. We congratulate PEER VET Year 12 Student, Lachlan Gosden…

How to Ensure Effective Supervision of Apprentices

Awareness, education and open communication, are positive strategies PEER apply, to ensure effective supervision of apprentices undertaking on-the-job training. Taking on an apprentice, is quite a responsibility. Apart from supporting them as they develop as a person, there are two essential components to their training. The first of these is: trade school (or the off-the-job…