We asked Rick about his experience as a MBA Apprentice –
Masters Builders Association (MBA) gave me a start in an apprenticeship when I couldn’t find work privately. I found my apprenticeship very productive.
MBA have helped me throughout my apprenticeship making sure I was safe, and my training was up to date.
Job security for me was huge. It assisted me with knowing if my Current Training Employer was unable to provide work , I was supported to be re-hosted (to another Training Employer) to allow me to finish my Apprenticeship.
I was provided a well rounded education and support . If I ever had any problems with my placement, I would let them (MBA) know and my Field Officer would be beside me, supporting me .
I was very lucky that I was able to remain with my Training Employer for my whole 4 years of my apprenticeship, and now have been hired directly as a trade qualified carpenter with my Training Employer .
We asked if Rick had any advice for someone interested in doing an apprenticeship –
‘If you’re willing to do the hard yards, you will see the benefits’