This morning, Year 12 VET Engineering students took a Zoom tour of local industrial fabrication plant, Hofmann Bendigo, with General Manager David Hubbert.
Hofmann is a family-owned engineering company capable of handling some of the biggest metal fabrication projects in the world and has employed BSSC graduates as apprentices for many years.
Today’s session, organised by Careers & Pathways Advisor, Trish White, and VET Engineering teacher, Stuart Hamilton, also gave students the opportunity to pitch their questions to the General Manager.
Engineering student, Zak Ellerton, who wants to work in this field says he’s had, “some really great work experience placements” thanks to the Work Placement Team.
Today, along with his classmates, Zak was able to see some of the enormous components this company is capable of fabricating and get an insight into what Hofmann Bendigo offers its employees.
Mr Hubbert made it clear that an apprenticeship can lead to all kinds of opportunities, across management, quality control, procurement or project management—as well as the hands-on experience of the factory floor.
“Many of our apprentices have gone on to travel overseas to work on Hofmann projects internationally, or moved interstate to work at other sites,” he said.
Students taking VET Engineering are planning apprenticeships with organisations such as Hofmann, or aiming to study Engineering at uni.
Today’s session was a great opportunity to explore a very practical pathway into the career of Engineering.