On the Fast Track to Success for WPC Group Automotive Apprentice
Shakiel Bocking-Kaputin only graduated high school last month. Yet, he’s already managed to land, and commence work in, a full-time, paid position with Infiniti Centre Brisbane.
Shakiel attended Aviation High School in Brisbane, and was awarded the 2014 Aviation High School Award for Excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies; an award that is proudly sponsored by WPC Group each year.
Shakiel was nominated for the award based on his commitment, enthusiasm, and high-quality presentation and passion. He was always eager to learn and assist wherever possible, particularly during his work experience placements.
While still at high school, Shakiel completed a Certificate I in Automotive Mechanics, as well as a Certificate II in Electro Technology. He also undertook a range of work experience, including a weeklong stint at Mikanics and Deagon Motors, and one day a week for 20 weeks at Russell Transport. Through this hands-on work experience, Shakiel has learnt fundamental mechanical skills, which he will go on to use in servicing cars, trucks, trailers, and cranes.
“I am definitely not afraid to get my hands dirty. I am determined to make the most of any opportunities that I am given, and I am 100% committed to achieving my dream of becoming a qualified mechanic, and learning from the best,” said Shakiel.
All this hard work and dedication has paid off for Shakiel. Following his successful completion of year 12, WPC Group nominated Shakiel as a potential candidate to Infiniti Centre Brisbane. Shakiel was successful in his application and commenced with Infiniti Centre Brisbane as a first year Light Automotive Apprentice at the beginning of December 2014.
Opened in 2007, Aviation High School was established to provide direct pathways for students seeking careers in the aviation and aerospace industries in Queensland. The curriculum at Aviation High School is significantly influenced and supported by the aerospace and aviation industries and provided wonderful opportunities for students.