Our trade awards connect back to our heritage of the Big Brother Movement, where young men migrated from the UK to work as trade apprentices.

Now our awardees have the opportunity to travel anywhere overseas to learn more about a variety of trades through work experience placements. We work closely with WorldSkills Australia on our Trade Award program, Skilled Futures.

Past awardees working in a variety of trades including cabinet making, bread making and auto-electrical engineers have travelled overseas to undertake work experience that improved their skills and employment prospects. Read about Cabinet Making Awardee Ben Madden or read other relevant reports.

We’re offering 8 awards to Worldskills National medallists and other trades apprentices across a range of categories. In your application, be sure to include the reasons it is valuable to learn about your area of interest overseas and how you might be able to contribute to the development of your industry and community upon your return.

Before you apply, please check you are eligible.

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