Apprentice of the Month, September 2018 – Bailey Locker

Bailey Locker is the Apprentice of the Month for September 2018.

The 20-year-old, 4th-year, heavy vehicle apprentice was awarded the apprentice of the month accolade because of his consistently high standards in the workplace and in his training.

“Bailey reaches a very high standard of practical and theory work and excels during day-to-day tasks,” said Steve Adams, Bailey’s MTA Institute trainer.

“He also takes a senior and proactive role regarding workshop flow and handling. He is polite, very competent and very highly regarded by his colleagues.”

Having secured the apprenticeship at T & H Service Centre following a short stint of work experience, Bailey is learning plenty, thanks to the business offering a wide range of services from light to heavy vehicle, and Bailey said he was getting alot out of every part of both the work and the training.

“We’re busy all the time here and I enjoy doing a bit of everything, but especially the technical side – rebuilding motors and diffs and things like that. I like to know the specifics of how things work,” he said.

“And I do like the training with MTA Institute too. Steve, my trainer, makes it enjoyable – the one-on-one aspect of it is great – and when I go to MTA Intitute in Brisbane, the courses are always very good.”

Winning the Apprentice of the Month award is a great achievement and with just a few months to go before he completes his training and becomes a tradesman, Bailey is cosnidering the future of the industry and, perhaps, continuing his training in another area of automotive.

“I am thinking along the lines of starting another trade,” he said. “I want to get more knowledge while I can and while I am still young and, I think, the auto-electrical side might be the way forward.”

Maybe we will be seeing Bailey on this page again in the future!

Source: Motor Trade E-Magazine (December 2018)

13 Dec 2018