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South Western Times
Apprentices Conor Murphy, Nikolas Foster and Kurt Moore are congratulated by Colin Hazelden of CJ and JL Hazelden, Dale Alcock Homes South West building manager Jason Brittain, ABN Group training organisation manager Loris Moriconi, Lawrie Tylor of Stratham Bricklaying and ABN Group managing director Dale Alcock.
Camera IconApprentices Conor Murphy, Nikolas Foster and Kurt Moore are congratulated by Colin Hazelden of CJ and JL Hazelden, Dale Alcock Homes South West building manager Jason Brittain, ABN Group training organisation manager Loris Moriconi, Lawrie Tylor of Stratham Bricklaying and ABN Group managing director Dale Alcock.

Two South West apprentices were rewarded for their dedication to their craft at the 2018 Training Apprentice Awards held by building and construction company ABN Group.

Dalyellup bricklayer Conor Murphy, 17, took home the Best First Year Apprentice Award and the Bricklaying Award, while Brunswick wall and ceiling fixing apprentice Kurt Moore, 21, won the Wall and Ceiling Award.

The apprentices were recognised for their consistently high level of leadership, safety behaviours and skill in their respective trades.

“Bricklaying isn’t an easy job, but I like being challenged and enjoy working outdoors so I actually really love it,” Mr Murphy said.

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“It’s a great feeling to build a home, brick by brick, and see the finished product – it’s very rewarding,” he added.

Mr Moore said he wanted to continue his career with the ABN Group after his apprenticeship.

“Once I’ve finished my apprenticeship, my goal is to stay on with the ABN Group and become a site supervisor,” he said.

More than 260 guests attended the annual awards night on August 10, including Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.

Group managing director Dale Alcock said it was important to recognise Western Australia’s next generation of top apprentices.

“ABN Group’s award-winning apprentices – including Conor and Kurt – have worked extremely hard throughout the year and have joined the ranks of WA’s most skilled tradespeople,” he said.

“The high quality of our apprentices is proof that training future trades is a solid investment, not only in our young people, but also in the future growth of Western Australia.”

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