I was disappointed not to go to London, but I was instead able to take the opportunity to move from the Blue Mountains to Sydney and start a new job at a retail nursery in the Inner West. – Ellen Goodwin, 2019 BBM Horticulture Scholar gives an update.
David Thompson forged the perfect career from chance, opportunity, curiosity and passion – despite, or maybe because of, his fair share of failures.
Connor Linz, 2018 BBM Scholar shares his news of starting his own business to promote the little known art of Venitian Plastering, the new skill set and passion he acquired in Canada.
From global work experience to global dream job. 2018 BBM Trade Scholar Hayley Waterhouse shares her story of how she came to bake for ‘the famous people and the Royals’ at Harrods.
She will never look at a jacket the same way again: 2018 Trade Scholar Jade Mofffatt shares what she learned during her BBM Global industry Scholarship in fashion technology.
Shannon Thompson, Tiler and 2018 BBM Trade Scholar, went to London for his global work experience. So far he has no intentions of returning in a hurry. His scholarship report may explain why.
Passing the time going back to school. 2019 Ag scholar Tiarne Mallaby is taking on a new course while she waits for international travel restrictions to lift.
Music Scholar Alfie Carslake was one of the lucky last 2019 scholars to finish their scholarship trip before COVID-19 struck. Here he shares his reflections on studying music in some of Germany’s most breathtaking castles.
While waiting for COVID-19 to blow over and to start his scholarship, 2019 Horticulture Scholar Tyler Howard managed to score his dream job at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. And an educational project in Tasmania on the side. Read more.
Jeweller Scholar Georgia Piggott has returned early from her scholarship journey. Her report, however, overflows with photos of her exquisite creations showing off a wealth of fascinating jewellery making techniques.
2019 BBM Agriculture Scholar Tom Loane spends his time waiting for his scholarship departure working on the farm. Read how he and this beef and barley producing enterprise adapt to the changes brought on by COVID-19.
Exploring the ballet world
This trip was truly something amazing and taught me so much. About myself, the ballet world, budgeting, travelling and knowing how to pick myself up after things didn’t go as planned.
Abbey Murphy, Ballet
Sometimes a BBM Scholarship is less about professional development than it is about personal growth: “This scholarship really developed me as a person, I have gained so much confidence and resilience which I believe I was lacking. “
A Trial with The Danish Radio Big Band
In mid 2019 I stumbled across an opportunity to audition for a world-renowned jazz ensemble. Jacob Parks on his trial with The Danish Radio Big Band.
Growing vegies in a bedroom.
Many of us are looking at ways to provide our own food. But 2019 Agriculture Scholar Tom Gleeson-Stanley takes this game to the next level, by transforming his home into a farm.
Free of charge: For the Love of Plants
If anything, Brayden Fitzpatrick’s business is busier than before the pandemic. He still just finished a project free of charge – here is why.
Adjusting to a series of unexpected events
From his grandma’s phone call in 2019 to COVID isolation in 2020, Mitch Cross shares the highs and lows of his BBM scholarship journey.
5 Lockdown Wins for your Career
UK Host and BBM Mentor Andrew Fisher Tomlin shares his wisdom on how to turn lockdown into a career win.
Finding the silver lining
“When life throws an obstacle, there’s always the garden.” BBM Horticulture Scholar Tyler Howard makes the most of his postponed scholarship.
Invaluable skills and knowledge
This opportunity has taught me resilience, time management, finance management, planning skills and so much more.
Travel in the times of COVID-19
2018 BBM Jazz Scholar returns early from his scholarship in Copenhagen. Read his reflection on his experience abroad.
Pathway to a Masters of Performance in London
“The ambitious trip threw me head-first into the competitive world of the performing arts and gave me an insight into the diverse cultures and origins of Western Art Music.”
Metal Fabrication in Ireland
Enter the workshops of GM Steel, Masters Choice and Grand Gates with Troy Gibbs, 2018 Trade Scholar
Three Months in Europe
Explore factories, a sourdough library and Dunn’s Bakery with 2018 Trade Scholar Hayley Kellett.
Sean Mcintosh’s European Adventure
From floating dairy farms to baling hay follow this Agriculture Scholar through the Netherlands and the UK
Around the World in 80 Days
Raphael Masters’ whirlwind tour of auditions and lessons through the UK and America.
How to be an Australian actor in LA
Nick Burton, 2018 Drama Scholar, reflects on his time in LA with a engaging and informative Vlog.
Amber’s American Adventure
Explore the world of low-riders and custom cars and motorbikes with 2018 Trade Scholar Amber Gabelich.
A Bassoonist in Europe
Alison Wormell, 2018 Music Scholar, reflects on the lessons from her trip.
Germany, Austria and the UK with a Viola
The highlights of 2018 Music Scholar, Justin Julian’s trip across Europe.
Steff’s UK Scholarship Tips
Going to the UK for your scholarship? Steffanni Gardener, 2018 Drama Scholar, has got you covered
The Most Remarkable Trip
From Ipswich to Paris – 2018 Drama Scholar Steffanni Gardener did the most with her scholarship!
A Journey in Horticulture.
The trials and triumphs of Charlotte Gale’s 2019 Scholarship trip through the UK.
Metal Fabrication, Friends and Family
2018 Trade Scholar, Matt Brandt, reflects on all he has gained from his scholarship trip.
The adventures of an automotive electrical engineer!
Joey Ussher reports on autonomous vehicles and other auto electrical projects from his 2019 Scholarship Trip.
Life in the Netherlands
2010 scholar Ben Plummer now lives in the Netherlands, with his own sign writing business, his wife and daughter and his new Dutch citizenship.
Clare Webb reports from her scholarship in agriculture:
“I am keen to find alternative methods to sourcing power and reducing waste in farming.”
The 2019 Scholars
Meet the 2019 BBM Global Industry Scholars in Agriculture, Trades and the Performing Arts.
Ardina’s Scholarship Tips
Nervous about your upcoming trip? 2018 Scholar Ardina is here to help.
The Power of an Agri-Networker
Review the highlights of 2018 Agriculture Scholar, Ardina Jackson’s Canadian tour.
A Farmer’s Guide to North America
There are tourists, and then there are travelling farmers.
The Top 7 must do’s for travelling Agriculturalists in North America.
Horticulture in a New World
2018 Horticulture Scholar, Katanah Jas, discusses a whole new world of Horticulture that can be found in the UK.
A breathtaking experience
Follow 2018 Hospitality Scholar, Dayna Moyses, on her journey around the world!
A journey of education, interpersonal skills and cattle
2018 Agriculture Scholar, Annabelle Butler, is back from her trip and excited to share what she’s learnt!
A Gardeners Guide to the UK:
There are tourists, and then there are travelling gardeners: The Top 7 Must-Sees for a horticulturist in Europe.
Pack like a pro for work and play abroad:
All you need to work and play during your scholarship trip.
10 Tips for the Solo Traveller
Keep things simple, stay safe and enjoy your own company.
A chef’s top 5 places to eat around the world
Travel like a chef and don’t miss these five foodie hot spots.
Me, Autism & The Trip of a Lifetime.
Agriculture scholar Quintin Murphy and his scholarship experience.