Congratulations to Amanda Bruhn, Cadet, for her Apprenticeship Careers Australia nomination as Trainee of the Year and becoming a finalist for the Women in Trades – Trainee of the Year Award.
Amanda’s career journey began in 2020, when she was searching for a job after high school. While looking for jobs across various industries, Amanda came across School Infrastructure NSW’s Traineeship Program. She applied for the Project Management Traineeship, thinking the program resembled events management, which she originally intended to pursue a career in. Reflecting back, Amanda states it “was a very big shock to the system” when she discovered her traineeship was in the construction industry.
The traineeship spanned two years and involved rotations through three sectors of the construction industry. Completing her first rotation at Taylor, Amanda gained insights into project management and the industry while working on a New Build Project. During the traineeship, Amanda successfully completed her TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Project Management whilst organising Program-related events and assisting with fundraisers for Mates In Construction.