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Feb
15
2022

Meet our new Community & School Liaison Officer

ABBTF welcomes Neal Ripper as our new Community & School Liaison Officer in Victoria and Tasmania. Neal brings his significant experience in Youth Work and Special Needs Education to his new role as Community and School Liaison Officer (Vic -Tas). He has a particular passion for engaging and assisting young people to achieve positive outcomes […]

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Feb
14
2022

FCTA – Building Careers

Congratulations to Tim Davies for taking out the “FCTA Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year 2021” in South Australia. The award was presented  to Tim by his bricklaying trainer Tony Sapio (pictured on the right), ABBTF CEO – Michael Morrissey (pictured on the left) and FCTA CEO – Trisch Baff. Tim completed his bricklaying apprenticeship in […]

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Feb
10
2022

Greater diversity makes our workplaces stronger. 

In the past, construction has always been a male-dominated industry, but this is changing. Greater diversity makes our workplaces stronger.  Meet Taylah Chilby, (17-year-old) from the Illawarra region who has recently been signed up as a 1st year Bricklaying Apprentice. She is currently working with Kristian Moore from Alpine Brick Company. Kristian currently has a […]

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Nov
18
2021

Breaking through the Barriers

Meet our 2021 ABBTF Ambassadors! Bricklaying is an in-demand trade with numerous job opportunities. In recent years we are seeing a greater uptake of these opportunities by women. We’re excited to see more and more women choosing to enter the workforce within the construction industry. Not only are they carving a pathway for themselves, they […]

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Oct
18
2021

Nicholas Allen, 4th Generation Bricklayer!

Q&A with Nicholas Allen 2nd Year Apprentice with employer Bradley Wakefield Bricklaying! Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your story and what made you get into bricklaying? A: “I started as a tennis coach. At tennis, I met Bradley Wakefield (current employer) and gave bricklaying a go. I started working with Brad […]

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