Teen apprentices shine bright at Tallangatta Butchers | Sarina Russo

Teen apprentices shine bright at Tallangatta Butchers

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
Apprentices in a bakery
Teen apprentices shine bright at Tallangatta Butchers
SRA Apprentices, Nathan Reynolds and Ethan Francis

As teenagers transition into adulthood, they face numerous choices. Among these various paths, apprenticeships shine as a strong route to building skills, finding meaningful work, and growing personally. For young individuals aiming to forge their own way, apprenticeships present an exceptional opportunity to explore, learn, and begin a rewarding career journey.

Nathan Reynolds and Ethan Francis, two determined and driven teenagers, have embraced the path of apprenticeships. While still attending school, they made the deliberate choice to become casual workers in addition to pursuing their studies. SRA Business Relationship Manager, Melanie Howell, has signed up both teenagers into Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher). Their decision reflects a commitment to taking their futures into their own hands and gaining practical experience that would shape their careers.

Nathan and Ethan's dual commitment to both school and work required careful time management and a strong work ethic. This experience equipped them with skills that extend far beyond their roles—skills such as time management, multitasking, and effective communication.

Far more than just a stepping stone, apprenticeships offer an array of unique advantages that can shape the trajectory of a young person's future -  it offers an invaluable route to gaining skills, confidence, and a career head start. By combining hands-on learning, mentorship, and real-world experience, apprenticeships light the way toward unlocking futures filled with promise and potential.

Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.