We take enormous pride in our alumni and love to celebrate their accomplishments.
Their success is a reflection of our pursuit of personal excellence so it was really exciting to welcome past student Jayden Little, to our Year 10 Advanced STEAM class yesterday. Jayden discussed the pathway he took to secure a four year mechanical apprenticeship with Volvo, McLaren and Aston Martin. He spoke about creating a video CV instead of using the traditional format as a way of standing out against other applicants, and of his life long love of cars.
It was fascinating to listen to him speak in great detail about both the mechanical and engineering aspects of the cars he works on - he is clearly incredibly passionate about his job. He gave our students great advice, answered numerous
questions from the class and generously gave his time to do a short Q&A for us - hope you enjoy the read!
I started Prep at Trinity in 2006 and graduated from Year 12 in 2018 with an OP10
and multiple school based Cert qualifications.
I enjoy going out with my mates and spending time out on the boat.
I always enjoyed all the sporting events and carnivals, especially in Year 12 - the year of the 'lasts' - the atmosphere at these events was awesome. I also really enjoyed my Year 12 Formal.
Trinity's class sizes are smaller so you get proper mentoring from your teacher. The biggest stand out for me is returning to Trinity two years after graduating and being recognised by every teacher and made to feel as welcome as if I were still a student here.
After graduating, I was really fortunate to be offered an Australian apprenticeship with Volvo, Aston Martin and McLaren Cars. It has always been my dream to work and be around cars like these. I am currently enrolled in a Cert 3 in Automotive Technology through Volvo Corporation and employed by the Frizelle’s Sunshine Group.
For the last 18
months I have done extensive learning on the mechanical engineering components of
high powered vehicles.
My greatest achievement in my career so far is being recognised as one of the top achieving apprentices within my current class of apprentices.
The interpersonal skills I developed at Trinity have been especially beneficial to me. These skills afforded me the confidence to present myself and interview successfully and also to deal effectively with the wide variety of clients we service.
My goal for
the next 5-10 years is to complete all my manufacturer training and to then move
into a management role within the business i.e Chief Operating Officer or Group Service Manager.
When you eventually graduate and start pursuing your career of choice make sure your resume stands out from the crowd, not just the information in it, but the way you present it. Don't be afraid to make face to face contact with anyone already in the industry and establish connections - do whatever it takes to pursue your dream job.