Congratulations to The Drake Group’s Apprentice of the Year, Elise Miller!

In the engineering and fabrication industry, where craftsmanship and mechanical precision are the corner stone of success for those at the top of their game like The Drake Group, young apprentice, Elise Miller has emerged as a hopeful prodigy set for a bright future.

September this year saw Elise take out the coveted excellence award of Junior Apprentice of the Year in the Apprenticeships Queensland Awards 2023, which was proudly sponsored by Major Training. This was a remarkable achievement and testament to her dedication, hard work and aptitude as a fitter and turner. The awards also acknowledged another promising Drake Group apprentice, Nicholas Powter, who was commended for his remarkable skills and dedication, securing the position of runner-up.

The annual Apprenticeships Queensland Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of employees and their commitment to their respective apprenticeships. It is an important benchmark in the year to give nod and appreciation to apprentices who are the future of the industry.

Elise’s journey was not one of solitary achievement, but a testament to the power of teamwork and mentorship provided to her while working at The Drake Group.



In light of this incredible achievement, we took a trip to Wacol to visit Elise and her supervisor, Kris, on site to chat to them about their journey to success, the successful apprenticeship program they facilitate and inspiring women and school leavers alike, to pursue an exciting career in the trades.

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