NewsFebruary 17th, 2023
MiScholarship Success for Bradken Apprentices
Two Bradken-hosted apprentices have been named among the winners of the 2022 MIGAS MiScholarship Program, announced on 16 February via an online ceremony as part of National Apprenticeship Week celebrations.
Haylee Megahey, second year Boilermaker apprentice from our Mt Thorley Mining Services workshop in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, received the Top Performer – Women In Trades Scholarship, one of six scholarship categories awarded as part of the program this year.
Intended to support women to continue in their apprenticeship, this scholarship serves as a vital step towards improving the representation of women in trades and showing other women that they can become successful tradespeople.
Haylee said she was excited when she heard her name announced, an experience she says would not have been possible without the support she receives daily from her Bradken and MIGAS teams.
“I was very shocked and surprised when I won the scholarship, but also extremely proud of myself and my Bradken team for always encouraging me to do my best and be successful.
“Thanks also to my MIGAS advisor Rennae Munro for her continued support through my apprenticeship.”
Caileb Powell, from our Mining Services workshop in Ipswich, Queensland was awarded a CEO Commendation in the Top Performer – Apprentice Scholarship category. This award recognises skilled and talented MiScholarship applicants who during the selection process were identified by MIGAS CEO David Hoey and the MIGAS Group Leadership Team as someone who is a high performing apprentice that upholds the values of MIGAS and their host employer.
Having completed his Boilermaker apprenticeship earlier this month, Caileb was offered the opportunity to continue working with the team in Ipswich and is now a Bradken employed tradesman.
The success of both Caileb and Haylee is a perfect example of why Bradken continues to support the education of future tradespeople through an almost 20-year partnership with MIGAS (Manufacturing Industries Group Apprenticeship Scheme).
Over the years we have supported a diverse range of apprentices including men and women, school-leavers, mature-age apprentices and existing employees choosing to upskill, many of whom, like Caileb have chosen to remain with us after completing their training.
Supporting the communities we operate in by hosting local apprentices, helping them learn, grow and develop skills that will carry them into the future, is an important part of how Bradken will continue into the future as a successful and sustainable business.
The annual MiScholarship program is available exclusively for MIGAS-employed apprentices and trainees. Click here
to learn more.