Bryan Norrie becomes NRL apprenticeship mentor
Thursday 14 March 2013 3:46 PM
Melbourne Storm prop Bryan Norrie is a 2013 NRL apprenticeship mentor from 2013 as a part of the league’s ‘Trade Up with the NRL’ program.
In his role, Norrie will provide support for and work with young rugby league players endeavouring to complete apprenticeships.
As a part of NRL Education and Welfare Department initiatives, the league and its chosen mentors will work alongside the federal government to increase retention rates for Australian apprentices. The Melbourne forward will be one of a number of experienced mentors across the NRL taking up the role looking to help youngsters develop their life-long career ambitions.
“I am very excited about being involved in this mentoring program as I believe completing a trade is very important for your working life,” Norrie said.
“Finishing your apprenticeship is very rewarding and I am looking forward to mentoring apprentices to help fulfil their goal of finishing their apprenticeship.”
The Federal government, through its Apprentice Kickstart program, will continue to promote apprenticeships to young Australians. Apprentice Kickstart is designed to bring an extra 21,000 apprentices into the workforce and runs until the end of February.
An extra $3,350 will be paid to employers who take on a new building and construction or engineering apprentice. This is in addition to the $1,500 commencement payment for eligible employers.
Apprentice Kickstart is contributing to training the next generation of skilled tradespeople in the building and construction or engineering sectors.
Norrie will use his experience as a registered electrician to steer young rugby league players in the right direction and help them with the difficult task of juggling both a burgeoning sporting career along with an apprenticeship.
If there is anyone within the rugby league community who is looking for apprentices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Apprentice Kickstart program, go to www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or see your Australian Apprenticeships Centre for more information.