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Haden Wins National Award


Haden Engineering has won Best Apprentice Program at the 2008 CoolWorld Industry Awards held in Melbourne this week.

Haden’s commitment to ensuring that apprentice training is constantly monitored and reviewed to industry best practice was praised by the judges. “We are thrilled with winning this prestigious award. Investing in our workforce is a priority for us as we believe it results in a stable, experienced and highly skilled team and it starts with our apprentices,” explains David Rafter, Chief Executive of Norfolk’s Mechanical division.

Haden has 172 apprentices in a total Australian workforce of 1,078. Each apprentice is entered into an induction program with added support provided by a mentor. In a decentralised approach, local branch management determines the number of apprentices accepted each year, with the aim of achieving a good representation across Year 1 to Year 4 apprentices.

In presenting the award, the judges revealed how impressed they were with the comprehensive apprenticeship training, mentoring and staff support programs employed by Haden. CoolWorld judge Alan Obrart commented, “The program sets a benchmark for all that youth training should aim to achieve in our industry.”

Richard Nicholson
Divisional Sales Manager

Haden Engineering Pty Limited
Int: 61 417 231 551
Aus:  0417 231 551

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