Hi, my name’s Richard. I’m twenty-five.
I’m an apprentice diesel technician for JCB Construction Corp in Australia. I finished Year Twelve and I went to RMIT
to do aerospace engineering and I felt that it was not hands on enough for me. My friends, they inspired me. Watching them
progress through something that they loved and how much enjoyment they got out of doing
their apprenticeship made me want to get into an apprenticeship and do something that I
enjoyed which is heavy earth moving. I did the course in Frankston. It was very
involved, you had your hands on and you also had your paper work side of things. It was extensive, you went through everything,
but at the same time it was fun. You’re always learning, I think that’s a big thing
because you never get bored, you’re always out in the field, mucking around, having a
bit of fun. I wouldn’t choose anything else right now,
I’m happy where I am and I wouldn’t go back to doing aerospace engineering, I think
I’ll stick with this for a good part of my career.