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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Jan
25
2022

School-Based Apprenticeships – Earn while Studying!

Still at school and thinking about your options? Get hands-on experience and exposed to much more than just trade skills. The work-like environment also helps develop future-ready skills such as collaboration, problem-solving and people management. Meet Declan Gladigau and Cody Krollig from SA. They are currently attending Unity College and Murray Bridge State High school and are on the […]

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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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