One of Carey Industrial fourth year diesel apprentice’s took home the employee of the month award voted by his workshop peers. 

For Springfield Lakes resident James Watson, 19, his love of cars was the driving force behind taking on a trade-based career four years ago which led him to earn the recent accolade. 

James loves his job because it’s hands-on and provides him with diversity from scheduled servicing, doing repairs and attending breakdowns across a broad range of material handling equipment. 

“I have learnt a lot of life skills on the job too like developing financial nous in budgeting, establishing healthy work routines and about different trades,” he said. 

“It’s nice to be rewarded and recognised for my hard work. 

“Carey Industrial has provided me with good memories with the team. 

“There are jobs I thought I could never do pop up along the way, but the team gave me the solutions and guided me along the way.” 

James encouraged others to embark on an apprenticeship as a career path. 

“An apprenticeship is the best way to jump on board a trade-based career,” he said. 

“It’s a good way to start from the bottom and work your way up the ladder. 

“In the future I want to learn panel beating and get comfortable when it comes to fixing cars and rebuilding engines.”  

Carey Industrial is currently employing four apprentices and nurturing their growth into hard working tradesmen.