Murray Mallee LLEN has created a Career Pathways Series to showcase various careers and pathways. The series includes various videos / interviews with local student, employees and employers to give everyone an insight into different fields and pathways to employment.

Murray Mallee LLEN has created a Career Pathways Series to showcase various careers and pathways. The series includes various videos / interviews with local student, employees and employers to give everyone an insight into different fields and pathways to employment.

My Career Story – Featuring Jack Wilkins

Murray Mallee LLEN interviewed local Jack Wilkins to hear about his very interesting career pathway.

Jack highlights that you don’t always have to know what you want to do when you leave school with plenty of amazing opportunities out there for students and young people to explore.

Jack talks about finishing high school and completing a traineeship, then went into an apprenticeship in a different industry before taking on many various roles throughout different businesses/organisations which led him to gaining various skills and knowledge needed to move into a fantastic role as Production Manager at Grizzly Engineering.

Murray Mallee LLEN would like to thank Jack Wilkins from Grizzly Engineering for taking the time to speak to us about his career pathway and also a huge thank you to Mitchell from Mitchell Barkman Videography for always doing such a fantastic job filming and editing.

A Career in the Engineering Industry – Featuring Grizzly Engineering

Murray Mallee LLEN spoke to the Director / General Manager of Grizzly Engineering, Kurt Poltrock, to not only promote one of the largest agriculture manufacturing local businesses in Swan Hill but to also showcase the many employment career pathways available.

We also spoke to 1st Year Apprentice Welder, Mardy McDonald, who highlights some of the apprenticeship opportunities within Grizzly Engineering.

Murray Mallee LLEN would like to thank Grizzly Engineering for taking the time to highlight the various employment career pathways and training opportunities available at their business and a huge thank you to Mitchell from Mitchell Barkman Videography for always doing such a fantastic job filming and editing.

School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeships — An Interview with Alana Bookham and GMG Financial Group

Murray Mallee LLEN interviewed local student Alana Bookham who is based in Swan Hill and currently doing a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) with GMG Financial Group. We also interviewed local Senior Accountant Ashley Edwards from GMG Financial Group. Alana and Ash tell us a bit about an SBAT and the benefits that are involved.

GMG Financial Group together with other Swan Hill Accounting firms support the Murray Mallee LLEN”s “Set Your Heart on a Career in Accounting” work experience program. The program enables Year 10 secondary students to gain firsthand experience in an accountancy or financial services firm.

GMG Financial Group then follows up further support for young people to pursue a career in Accounting by offering School Based Apprenticeship opportunities to students.

Thanks to Alana and Ash from GMG Financial Group and special thanks to Mitchell Barkman from Mitchell Barkman Videography for filming and editing.

Career Pathways Series – Hair and Beauty – Part 1 Hairdressing

Murray Mallee LLEN have produced this video to showcase the career opportunities in Hair and Beauty. In part 1 of this video series we are discovering some great opportunities in hairdressing.

We visited some of the trainers and students at Murray ACE Training Solutions and some hairdressers at Paper Scissors Rock Hair Lounge who gave us a great insight into some career pathways to becoming a hairdresser and how a Structured Workplace Learning Placement can be beneficial to both the employer and student/employee.

An Interview with Ben Watts Design FX Artist

Murray Mallee LLEN interviewed local Visual Effects Artist Ben Watts who is based in Swan Hill and tells us how he got into doing visual effects work for clients all over the world.

Visual Effects Artists create imagery that is normally either impractical or impossible to film.

Careers Pathways Series – Civil Engineering

Murray Mallee LLEN produced this video to showcase the career opportunities in Engineering.

We spoke to local Civil Engineer Toby Hastie from Lower Murray Water who gave us a great insight into some career pathways to becoming an Engineer.

My Career Story – Featuring Jack Wilkins

Murray Mallee LLEN interviewed local Jack Wilkins to hear about his very interesting career pathway.

Jack highlights that you don’t always have to know what you want to do when you leave school with plenty of amazing opportunities out there for students and young people to explore.

Jack talks about finishing high school and completing a traineeship, then went into an apprenticeship in a different industry before taking on many various roles throughout different businesses/organisations which led him to gaining various skills and knowledge needed to move into a fantastic role as Production Manager at Grizzly Engineering.

Murray Mallee LLEN would like to thank Jack Wilkins from Grizzly Engineering for taking the time to speak to us about his career pathway and also a huge thank you to Mitchell from Mitchell Barkman Videography for always doing such a fantastic job filming and editing.

A Career in the Engineering Industry – Featuring Grizzly Engineering

Murray Mallee LLEN spoke to the Director / General Manager of Grizzly Engineering, Kurt Poltrock, to not only promote one of the largest agriculture manufacturing local businesses in Swan Hill but to also showcase the many employment career pathways available.

We also spoke to 1st Year Apprentice Welder, Mardy McDonald, who highlights some of the apprenticeship opportunities within Grizzly Engineering.

Murray Mallee LLEN would like to thank Grizzly Engineering for taking the time to highlight the various employment career pathways and training opportunities available at their business and a huge thank you to Mitchell from Mitchell Barkman Videography for always doing such a fantastic job filming and editing.

School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeships — An Interview with Alana Bookham and GMG Financial Group

Murray Mallee LLEN interviewed local student Alana Bookham who is based in Swan Hill and currently doing a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) with GMG Financial Group. We also interviewed local Senior Accountant Ashley Edwards from GMG Financial Group. Alana and Ash tell us a bit about an SBAT and the benefits that are involved.

GMG Financial Group together with other Swan Hill Accounting firms support the Murray Mallee LLEN”s “Set Your Heart on a Career in Accounting” work experience program. The program enables Year 10 secondary students to gain firsthand experience in an accountancy or financial services firm.

GMG Financial Group then follows up further support for young people to pursue a career in Accounting by offering School Based Apprenticeship opportunities to students.

Thanks to Alana and Ash from GMG Financial Group and special thanks to Mitchell Barkman from Mitchell Barkman Videography for filming and editing.

Career Pathways Series – Hair and Beauty – Part 1 Hairdressing

Murray Mallee LLEN have produced this video to showcase the career opportunities in Hair and Beauty. In part 1 of this video series we are discovering some great opportunities in hairdressing.

We visited some of the trainers and students at Murray ACE Training Solutions and some hairdressers at Paper Scissors Rock Hair Lounge who gave us a great insight into some career pathways to becoming a hairdresser and how a Structured Workplace Learning Placement can be beneficial to both the employer and student/employee.

An Interview with Ben Watts Design FX Artist

Murray Mallee LLEN interviewed local Visual Effects Artist Ben Watts who is based in Swan Hill and tells us how he got into doing visual effects work for clients all over the world.

Visual Effects Artists create imagery that is normally either impractical or impossible to film.

Careers Pathways Series – Civil Engineering

Murray Mallee LLEN produced this video to showcase the career opportunities in Engineering.

We spoke to local Civil Engineer Toby Hastie from Lower Murray Water who gave us a great insight into some career pathways to becoming an Engineer.

Come To Work With Me Series

A series of bite-sized, Q&A style webinars

VicLLENs and DET have teamed up to deliver a series of bite-sized, Q&A style webinars, featuring employers and employees from a variety of industries.

An insider’s perspective on what ‘a day in the life’ might look like across a variety of different workplaces. These 15-minute sessions are live-streamed as a Zoom webinar and via Facebook, during which students have the opportunity to ask questions in the chat.

VicLLENs and DET have teamed up to deliver a series of bite-sized, Q&A style webinars, featuring employers and employees from a variety of industries.

An insider’s perspective on what ‘a day in the life’ might look like across a variety of different workplaces. These 15-minute sessions are live-streamed as a Zoom webinar and via Facebook, during which students have the opportunity to ask questions in the chat.

Youth Early Childhood Education | Natalie and Bianca from the Combined Preschools of Southern Grampians Inc.

With the recent introduction of Free Kinder in Victoria, Early Childhood Educators are in high demand! In this episode, we heard from Natalie and Bianca from the Combined Preschools of Southern Grampians Inc. about what it’s like to give students the best start in life through play-based learning.

Youth Services | Trent, Sarah and Ali, Primary Care Connect

You may have heard that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many young people.

This week on Come to Work With Me, we met the taskforce of Youth Workers who have been appointed to support young people and meet the increased demand that COVID-19 has created for youth services.

Students are invited to meet Trent, Ali and Sarah from the Primary Care Partnerships Youth Engagement team and learn about the rewarding career options in the Youth Services sector.

Entrepreneurship | Charlie Gutjahr, Atlassian & Louise Spears Bridge, Fitzroy High School

This week on Come to Work With Me, we’ll be hosting a very special #nationalskillsweek edition of Come to Work With Me featuring a panel of mentors and teachers straight from the INLLEN New Enterprise Economy Program.

Our panel will be discussing a number of their groundbreaking new innovations their students have been working on such as upcycling old jeans into housing insulation and developing an app where students can check in on each other’s mental health during lockdown.

Motor Mechanic | Ashley Beeby, Diesel mechanic, BHP

Ashley is a mechanic who specialises in very large vehicles with diesel engines. She currently works on mining vehicles and equipment at a large site in Queensland.

Ashley is one of five DET VET Champions, which spotlights high-achieving Victorians who have risen to success through a vocational education and training (VET) pathway. You can find out more about Ashley here.

Horticulture | Jac Semmler, Diggers Club | Mani Swift, Ball Australia | Bonnie-Marie Hibbs, Gardenworld

Jac Semmler, Diggers Club:

Jac worked in outdoor education for several years before realising horticulture was her calling. After studying at South Australia Certificate IV in Horticulture at TAFE in Adelaide, she began working for the Diggers Club. As the Ornamental Category Manager, she leads the Ornamental gardening, strategy and selection.

Mani Swift, Ball Australia:

Mani Swift is an apprentice grower at Ball, Australia. “Beginning my career in horticulture was a great decision. I am coming towards the end of my apprenticeship and have loved every second of it. Being able to do what you enjoy as a job makes you look forward to work every day and the opportunities that have risen in this field of work so far have been amazing.”

Bonnie-Marie Hibbs, Gardenworld:

Bonnie started her career in horticulture at age 15. “A combination of hard work and a willingness to ‘have a go’ has led me to become a published writer, television presenter, nursery ambassador and a magazine editor; and there’s so much more to look forward to.”

Agriculture | Franzi Riegger, Vickery Bros | Natalie, Executive Officer (CEO), Great South Coast Food & Fibre

Franzi Riegger, Vickery Bros:

“After visiting Australia as a backpacker, I decided to stay and started working at Treloars Roses and also as a farmhand on another property. From there I decided to study agronomy. I am now working full time as an agronomist with Vickery Bros. This area is a great combination of rural spaces with almost city living. We have a combination of farms, coast and towns, which is great.”

Natalie, Executive Officer (CEO), Great South Coast Food & Fibre:

Natalie didn’t know what she wanted to be when she chose her degree so she did something she loved and hoped it would pay off. It led her to an amazing career spanning many different industries – defence, foreign affairs, transport, energy and telecommunications. A city girl she was surprised to discover a love for agriculture and its people based on shared values. She has worked as a senior executive in many roles, including as CEO of Australian Dairy Farmers and now leading Food and Fibre Great South Coast. Natalie has won many awards including Telstra Business Woman of the Year and International Woman in Renewables.

Arbory | Martin Ralph, Arborist at CityWide

Martin started off his career journey studying a science degree at university. On completion of his degree, he took up full-time work in a warehouse while he figured out what he wanted to do next.

When Martin discovered Arbory, he knew it was a great fit for him: he was looking for hands-on work and to be immersed in the outdoors and the environment around him.

Electrical Engineering | Kelly Shotton, Electrical Apprentice, Foodmac | VET Champion

Meet Kelly Electrical Apprentice at Foodmac. Kelly tried a few careers before settling on an electrical apprenticeship. She loves her work, encouraging others to give plenty of opportunities a try, just like she did, to find the right fit. You can find out more about Kelly here. Produced in partnership with the Department of Education & Training, Victoria VET Champions.

“You always need to keep growing, never get comfortable.”

Watch More Here

Download Teacher Resources

VicLLEN’s lesson plans are designed to engage students with the Come to Work With Me webinar series and consider a variety of career pathways. They are mapped to the VCAA Industry and Enterprise Unit, however it can also be used more broadly for years 7-12 careers education.

To download a full teacher resource kit including multiple lesson plans, PDF worksheets and answer sheets, simply press the ‘download’ button below.

Download

Youth Early Childhood Education | Natalie and Bianca from the Combined Preschools of Southern Grampians Inc.

With the recent introduction of Free Kinder in Victoria, Early Childhood Educators are in high demand! In this episode, we heard from Natalie and Bianca from the Combined Preschools of Southern Grampians Inc. about what it’s like to give students the best start in life through play-based learning.

Youth Services | Trent, Sarah and Ali, Primary Care Connect

You may have heard that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many young people.

This week on Come to Work With Me, we met the taskforce of Youth Workers who have been appointed to support young people and meet the increased demand that COVID-19 has created for youth services.

Students are invited to meet Trent, Ali and Sarah from the Primary Care Partnerships Youth Engagement team and learn about the rewarding career options in the Youth Services sector.

Entrepreneurship | Charlie Gutjahr, Atlassian & Louise Spears Bridge, Fitzroy High School

This week on Come to Work With Me, we’ll be hosting a very special #nationalskillsweek edition of Come to Work With Me featuring a panel of mentors and teachers straight from the INLLEN New Enterprise Economy Program.

Our panel will be discussing a number of their groundbreaking new innovations their students have been working on such as upcycling old jeans into housing insulation and developing an app where students can check in on each other’s mental health during lockdown.

Motor Mechanic | Ashley Beeby, Diesel mechanic, BHP

Ashley is a mechanic who specialises in very large vehicles with diesel engines. She currently works on mining vehicles and equipment at a large site in Queensland.

Ashley is one of five DET VET Champions, which spotlights high-achieving Victorians who have risen to success through a vocational education and training (VET) pathway. You can find out more about Ashley here.

Horticulture | Jac Semmler, Diggers Club | Mani Swift, Ball Australia | Bonnie-Marie Hibbs, Gardenworld

Jac Semmler, Diggers Club:

Jac worked in outdoor education for several years before realising horticulture was her calling. After studying at South Australia Certificate IV in Horticulture at TAFE in Adelaide, she began working for the Diggers Club. As the Ornamental Category Manager, she leads the Ornamental gardening, strategy and selection.

Mani Swift, Ball Australia:

Mani Swift is an apprentice grower at Ball, Australia. “Beginning my career in horticulture was a great decision. I am coming towards the end of my apprenticeship and have loved every second of it. Being able to do what you enjoy as a job makes you look forward to work every day and the opportunities that have risen in this field of work so far have been amazing.”

Bonnie-Marie Hibbs, Gardenworld:

Bonnie started her career in horticulture at age 15. “A combination of hard work and a willingness to ‘have a go’ has led me to become a published writer, television presenter, nursery ambassador and a magazine editor; and there’s so much more to look forward to.”

Agriculture | Franzi Riegger, Vickery Bros | Natalie, Executive Officer (CEO), Great South Coast Food & Fibre

Franzi Riegger, Vickery Bros:

“After visiting Australia as a backpacker, I decided to stay and started working at Treloars Roses and also as a farmhand on another property. From there I decided to study agronomy. I am now working full time as an agronomist with Vickery Bros. This area is a great combination of rural spaces with almost city living. We have a combination of farms, coast and towns, which is great.”

Natalie, Executive Officer (CEO), Great South Coast Food & Fibre:

Natalie didn’t know what she wanted to be when she chose her degree so she did something she loved and hoped it would pay off. It led her to an amazing career spanning many different industries – defence, foreign affairs, transport, energy and telecommunications. A city girl she was surprised to discover a love for agriculture and its people based on shared values. She has worked as a senior executive in many roles, including as CEO of Australian Dairy Farmers and now leading Food and Fibre Great South Coast. Natalie has won many awards including Telstra Business Woman of the Year and International Woman in Renewables.

Arbory | Martin Ralph, Arborist at CityWide

Martin started off his career journey studying a science degree at university. On completion of his degree, he took up full-time work in a warehouse while he figured out what he wanted to do next.

When Martin discovered Arbory, he knew it was a great fit for him: he was looking for hands-on work and to be immersed in the outdoors and the environment around him.

Electrical Engineering | Kelly Shotton, Electrical Apprentice, Foodmac | VET Champion

Meet Kelly Electrical Apprentice at Foodmac. Kelly tried a few careers before settling on an electrical apprenticeship. She loves her work, encouraging others to give plenty of opportunities a try, just like she did, to find the right fit. You can find out more about Kelly here. Produced in partnership with the Department of Education & Training, Victoria VET Champions.

“You always need to keep growing, never get comfortable.”

Watch More Here

Download Teacher Resources

VicLLEN’s lesson plans are designed to engage students with the Come to Work With Me webinar series and consider a variety of career pathways. They are mapped to the VCAA Industry and Enterprise Unit, however it can also be used more broadly for years 7-12 careers education.

To download a full teacher resource kit including multiple lesson plans, PDF worksheets and answer sheets, simply press the ‘download’ button below.

VicLLEN’s lesson plans are designed to engage students with the Come to Work With Me webinar series and consider a variety of career pathways. They are mapped to the VCAA Industry and Enterprise Unit, however it can also be used more broadly for years 7-12 careers education.

To download a full teacher resource kit including multiple lesson plans, PDF worksheets and answer sheets, simply press the ‘download’ button below.

Download

This series includes local Mallee career videos based around trending industries in relation to various career pathways that have been resourced from Swan Hill Connect U.

This series includes local Mallee career videos based around trending industries in relation to various career pathways that have been resourced from Swan Hill Connect U.

Jobs in the Mallee: Agriculture

The agriculture industry has the role of managing our natural resources. The industry is concerned with cultivating land, the raising and breeding of livestock and poultry and the production of crops.

Jobs in the Mallee: Construction

The construction industry includes residential and non-residential building, civil engineering and building structure services.

Jobs in the Mallee: Community Health Care

The health care and social assistance industry offers a wide variety of services in helping and caring for all, predominately within a community services environment. Health care comprises both public sector and private sector operators. It includes all the services offered by hospitals, specialist medical services and many other allied health services, such as dental, optometry and ambulance services.

Jobs in the Mallee: Horticulture

Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop production or animal husbandry.

Jobs in the Mallee: Hospitality

The hospitality industry is a broad category within the service industry that also includes the tourism industry.

Jobs in the Mallee: Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is responsible for transforming a range of materials into new products. It covers metals, fabricated metal, beverages, chemicals, furniture, food, textiles, petroleum, transport, plastics, minerals, paper, machinery, printing and wood.

Jobs in the Mallee: Retail

The retail trade industry is responsible for the display and sale of new or used goods to consumers, for personal or household consumption.

Jobs in the Mallee: Transport & Logistics

Transport, logistics and automotive are closely linked with broader agribusiness industries in the Region. Road transport is the largest sector of transport with logistics co-ordinating the management of storage, dispatch and arrival of goods being transported, while the automotive industry is responsible for the mechanical maintenance of the transport vehicles.

If you want to get in contact with us about a video or about possibly promoting your industry with a career pathways interview please contact our office by filling out your name and details below.

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Jobs in the Mallee: Agriculture

The agriculture industry has the role of managing our natural resources. The industry is concerned with cultivating land, the raising and breeding of livestock and poultry and the production of crops.

Jobs in the Mallee: Construction

The construction industry includes residential and non-residential building, civil engineering and building structure services.

Jobs in the Mallee: Community Health Care

The health care and social assistance industry offers a wide variety of services in helping and caring for all, predominately within a community services environment. Health care comprises both public sector and private sector operators. It includes all the services offered by hospitals, specialist medical services and many other allied health services, such as dental, optometry and ambulance services.

Jobs in the Mallee: Horticulture

Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop production or animal husbandry.

Jobs in the Mallee: Hospitality

The hospitality industry is a broad category within the service industry that also includes the tourism industry.

Jobs in the Mallee: Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is responsible for transforming a range of materials into new products. It covers metals, fabricated metal, beverages, chemicals, furniture, food, textiles, petroleum, transport, plastics, minerals, paper, machinery, printing and wood.

Jobs in the Mallee: Retail

The retail trade industry is responsible for the display and sale of new or used goods to consumers, for personal or household consumption.

Jobs in the Mallee: Transport & Logistics

Transport, logistics and automotive are closely linked with broader agribusiness industries in the Region. Road transport is the largest sector of transport with logistics co-ordinating the management of storage, dispatch and arrival of goods being transported, while the automotive industry is responsible for the mechanical maintenance of the transport vehicles.

If you want to get in contact with us about a video or about possibly promoting your industry with a career pathways interview please contact our office by filling out your name and details below.

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