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16 November 2015

Canterbury’s Chefs team has welcomed two new apprentices into their ranks as part of a brand new partnership with Saint Yon Trade Training Centre in Bankstown.

Justin Nguyen and Kha Tran, both current Year 11 students at the trade school, will be completing their first year apprenticeships in Canterbury’s kitchens while learning tricks of the trade from Head Chef Kamal Mudunkothge.

“We are very excited to have Justin and Kha join us in the Canterbury team – we’ve designed the Canterbury apprenticeship program to cover training in all major areas of the kitchen and will be aiming to provide our apprentices with a well-rounded education in the hospitality industry,” said Kamal.

“Our apprentices will be doing one to two days per week in conjunction with their Year 11 studies, with a shift to full-time work during their school holidays. We will be constantly working together with Justin and Kha to provide them with a safe environment to work in as well as on-going mentorship throughout the program so that they get the most out of their time here.” 

As part of Canterbury’s transformation to becoming an iconic destination and workplace of choice, the Club will be offering more apprenticeships and traineeships in the upcoming months in many different job roles. The one-year program exposes trainees to the different pathways available in hospitality and they will receive a TAFE Certificate III in Hospitality on successful completion. Trainees will also receive their RSA and RCG certifications and learn safe work practices and receive customer service 

“For the first time Canterbury is offering paid traineeships in 2016 open to local young adults who are interested in a hospitality career pathway. This is an opportunity for young adults and school leavers to have access to industry mentors, training, and valuable work experience. Canterbury is committed to providing a well-rounded traineeship program with lots of hands-on experience to prepare young adults for their future careers,” said Dave Brace, CEO of Canterbury League Club.  

Traineeships for 2016 are now open until the end of December. Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting their cover letter and resume, quoting reference number HRT01 to hr@canterbury.com.au