2022 Queensland Apprentice of the year


We are pleased to announce that Erin Vanderreyden is the 2022 winner of the Dave Handyside Apprentice of the Year Award. Erin received this award after completing her Certificate 3 in Engineering Fabrication at Major Training, in partnership with Drake Trailers and Apprenticeships Queensland.

Erin started as a school based apprentice with Major in early 2018. After school, she started full time employment journey, whilst continuing with her studies to successfully complete her trade in 2022. 

With this amazing achievement Erin is leading the way for future apprentices. She is helping to inspire other students to join or complete their apprenticeship. This inspiration is especially important for women and young girls who are also considering a role in a male-dominated industry. 

Erin received this award for showing excellence in her trade and we are sure she will use the same excellence throughout her career. We wish her all the best and hope this achievement influences others to start an apprenticeship and strive for future success. 

Have you considered studying your Certificate 3 in Engineering Fabrication, just like Erin? You too can do your training at Major Training. 


What is it? 

The MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication Trade) from Major Training is designed to cover the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson. In addition, this qualification can also open opportunities in a variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors.

What roles can you work in with this certificate?

This certificate 3 can open entry-level and experienced job opportunities in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering related sectors. Some of these roles include:

  • Boilermaker/ Welding
  • Light Fabrication – Sheetmetal 
  • Surface Finishing 

What you need to start your apprenticeship?

  • Queensland resident 
  • Full-time or part-time employment, with access to the workplace 

Does this sound like something you’re interested in for your future? Contact Major Training today on 1300 790 822. For more information visit the website.  

Written By:
Major Training

23 November 2022

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