Amazing Career Journeys
Employment Broker & Apprenticeship Advisor
Employment Broker and Apprenticeship Advisor
Isaac is an employment broker and apprenticeship advisor who is keen to share his wisdom with high school students, especially in the areas of manufacturing, building and construction. He’s seen the benefits of going down these career pathways, not only from his professional experience but from a personal perspective as he’s got a brother who works as an electrical apprentice and another brother who is a metal machinist. And even though Isaac’s current role is working with ‘his people’ – Aboriginal clients and Torres Strait Islanders, he is happy to share what he knows with everyone.
When Isaac heard about the “There’s More To It Than You Think” Campaign, he put up his hand and said, “I want to be a part of this”. Isaac knows the value of helping bridge the gap between job seeker and employer, especially in a work environment where skilled tradies are in big demand.
At just 17 Isaac was plucked from his high school in Adelaide and embarked on a dream adventure – playing for the Melbourne Football Club. He still plays now for the Port Adelaide Magpies. Even though Isaac has tasted fame and success as a footballer, his real work passion is “changing things for the better.” And whilst he loves his football, his career ambition is focused on his work now in employment and training.
So if you have any questions for Isaac, especially about career pathways in apprenticeships – email him your question. He’ll do his best to give you the advice you may need on this interesting journey.
Questions & Answers
- What is the best aspect about your work?
- One of the best aspects of my work is being able to work closely with young people, particularly Aboriginal young people, and to encourage and influence their career choices.
- What is the most challenging aspect about your work?
- Motivating long-term unemployed and/or young people into work can be challenging at times but the potential for great results for my people outweigh the challenge.
- What high school and/or Uni/TAFE did you go to?
- I attended Saint Johns College in Whyalla, South Australia (SA), and also LeFevre High School in Semaphore, SA.
- What did you study in further education?
- I've completed a Certificate in Business through AWC Training, a Certificate in Sport through the Victorian University and several Mentoring and Leadership programs that have helped me get to where I am.
- What is the best career advice you can give to someone is interested in going down a similar path?
- General advice for young people…….. "Enjoy what you are doing, always have short-term and long-term goals for the future and be prepared to learn"