Airmaster Fire’s Ben Turner recently became the department’s first in-house apprentice to be recognised as fully qualified. In what is an exciting milestone for the Airmaster Fire team. Ben was originally employed by the department four years ago to undertake one of the first Sprinkler Fitter apprenticeships offered by Airmaster Fire.
Victorian Operations Manager – Fire, Antoni Pisa, is proud of Ben’s achievement and is looking forward to seeing him further grow within the company. “I’m incredibly proud of Ben in becoming fully qualified. He has worked hard over the past few years and will be an even further asset to the fire team”.
The Fire team presented Ben with a plaque commemorating his achievement, including a voucher kindly donated by Reece.
Airmaster’s Marketing Services Manager, Natasha Wall, sat down with Ben to learn more about his apprenticeship journey, and what he has learnt along the way.
What made you undertake an apprenticeship in Fire Services?
I was previously undertaking a Plumbing apprenticeship, but an opportunity arose with my Dad’s best mate to apply for a Sprinkler Fitter apprenticeship with Airmaster. It sounded far better than digging holes and repairing toilets, so I grabbed the opportunity when I could.
What did you find most rewarding?
The people I work with are great. They supported me all the way through my apprenticeship, and I couldn't ask for a better bunch of people to be around.
What did you find the most challenging?
Trying to get my head around the Australian standards and all the different types of sprinkler systems, such as pre-actions and deluge systems.
What advice would you give to others thinking about undertaking an apprenticeship?
If you like challenges in your work and a large variety of different things to test your knowledge and skills, and are also prepared to work hard but also reap the rewards, then this is definitely for you.