OUTSTANDING: Farrall’s Automotive Electrical Services second year apprentice Stuart Walker of Warracknabeal has won an outstanding apprentice award. Picture: PAUL CARRACHERWARRACKNABEAL apprentice Stuart Walker has received a Certificate III Outstanding Achievement award for first year automotive electrical technology.
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Mr Walker, 23, said he was now in his second year of an automotive electrical apprenticeship at Farrall’s Auto Electrical Services.

But he has almost finished the fourth year of self-paced coursework through Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE at Docklands.

“I’m from a farm just out of Dimboola and I had a fair background in a lot of things we do before I started my apprenticeship,” Mr Walker said.

“My job involves basically anything electrical with vehicles and machinery

“I relocated to Warracknabeal for the job and I enjoy the flexibility of working here.

“I get along really well with my employers Andrew and Danielle Barbetti and am the only employee at the business.

“I am really thankful for having such good employers and have no intention of leaving the Wimmera any time soon.”

Mr Barbetti said Mr Walker had whizzed through his school work.

“It’s good to see a young bloke willing to stick with a job these days,” Mr Barbetti said.

“I’ve had a few young blokes through and Stu actually wants to learn and stay with the job.”

Mr Walker said he was completing his apprenticeship under the auspices of WorkCo.

He said he travelled to Docklands for one week eight times a year to attend trade school.

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