Airmaster’s South Australia branch recently appointed their first dual trade apprentices, Rohan Brewster, Bailey Dickenson and Digby Tooze. These apprentices are now fully qualified as both Electrical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians.
We sat down with Digby Tooze, to find out more about his apprenticeship journey with Airmaster.
What made you undertake an apprenticeship with Airmaster?
I undertook my apprenticeship with Airmaster after being recommended by my TAFE lecturer at the time of completing my certificate II in electrotechnology.
What are some of the most rewarding parts of your job?
When all your problem solving, and hard work pays off. For example, working in the heat whilst in a hot room and fixing the air conditioner.
Based on your experience, what advice would you give those interested in a similar career in this field?
My advice would be to work hard to get to know the basics of what you’re going to be working on. Always be willing to ask questions, as the more you understand, the more interesting the concepts become.
What does your day-to-day job entail?
The main role of my job is to ensure all systems related to refrigeration and air conditioning are maintained and functioning to suit the needs of our clients.
What drew you to the electrical and air conditioning trade?
I had an interest in refrigeration for a while and wanted to expand my knowledge in the trade by becoming an electrician, however I was not prepared waiting out my time to do the two trades individually.
What are some exciting trends you are seeing in this industry?
The introduction of new refrigerants and electronically controlled technology that is being put in place to stop environmental impact.
What are your career goals?
To one day start my own business.