Schiavello was announced Employer of the Year and Schiavello apprentice Fabian Guseli was awarded Apprentice of the Year for offsite construction (joinery) at the Master Builders 2012 Apprentice awards on Wednesday 9 May.

Schiavello apprentice Fabian Guseli was awarded best over the entire course for offsite construction (joinery) based on his skills and ability to master his trade with a mature approach and excellent communication and leadership skills.

Schiavello was awarded the Employer of the Year, Brian Fitzmaurice Memorial Award for a contribution to training and apprenticeships.

“Schiavello has shown a dedication and commitment to learning and education with the 50 plus apprentices that they currently employ being given the opportunity to not only finish a trade, but also further their career. Schiavello’s long history of employing quality apprentices is seen through their own dedicated training facility,” Master Builders Association of Victoria Careers Manager, Jarrod Flanigan says.

Schiavello has developed an onsite training facility for its 50 carpentry and joinery apprentices.
The onsite training facility provides more flexible, relevant and responsive training for Schiavello’s apprentices and improves the connection between on and off the job training with a solely dedicated onsite teacher, Nick Del Grosso provided by Victoria University.

“It’s great to be formally recognised for our commitment to skills development. Setting up a dedicated onsite training facility provides our apprentices with a first-class fully equipped workshop and access to a wide range of machinery and technologies which enhances the apprentice learning experience,” Schiavello Managing Director, Peter Schiavello says.