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Riviera apprentices achieve top awards

Edition 9 - 2016

Riviera apprentices achieve top awards

Quality, Safety & Training Manager Adam Houlahan with award-winning Riviera apprentices Jack Braund, Nicholas Moxey, Tyla Maree Donner, Rhys Weston, Shaun Austin, Dominic Perry, Emma King and Ricky Krohn as well as Apprentice Program Manager Lisa Fox.


Riviera plays a leading role in developing a promising future for the Australian marine industry and our award-winning apprenticeship programs are a key part of our overall commitment.

The quality of our training is widely recognised and the high achievements of our apprentices confirm that when wide-eyed young men and women with great ambition and attitude can be extraordinary when immersed in a positive, accountable and can-do environment.

Next year, Riviera will employ a total of 74 apprentices – a mixture of fulltime, mature-aged and school-based apprentices.

TAFE Apprentice Awards

Congratulations to our three Riviera nominees for TAFE Gold Coast’s 2016 Apprentice of the Year Awards.

These superstars of the future, and their families, were among over 700 people at the awards night, where there were over 100 nominees across various trades who were nominated by their teachers and then reviewed by a senior panel.

Boat-building apprentices Emma King and Ricky Miller-Krohn were awarded the first-year and third-year Marine trades Apprentice of the Year awards, whilst second-year apprentice Nicholas Moxey was a worthy finalist in the Engineering category.

Riviera Australia apprentices (from L to R); Ricky Miller-Krohn, Emma King, Nicholas Moxey.

“One thing that really stands out here at Riviera is the supportive culture,” said Emma. “It’s okay if you don’t know something, you just ask and your workmates are always happy to help you out.”


School-based award-winner

Helensvale State High School’s Apprentice of the Year for 2016 – Shaun Austin.

Congratulations to school-based apprentice Shaun Austin on being named Helensvale State High School’s Apprentice of the Year for 2016.

Shaun continues his apprentice full-time with Riviera next year in the field of marine construction.

Shaun was a finalist at the recent South East Regional School-based Apprentice Training Scheme Awards where – as we proudly announced in Edition 7 of your Riviera Experience magazine – fellow worthy award-winners were Dominic Perry (Logan region and also South East Queensland’s School Based Apprentice of the Year) and Cameron Wilton (Gold Coast region School Based Apprentice of the Year).


Riviera Apprentice Star Performers

Riviera proudly recognises its Star Performers through its internal apprentice awards.

Congratulations to 3rd-year electrical apprentice Jack Braund, 1st-year upholstery apprentice Tyla Maree Donner and 1st-year boat-building apprentice Rhys Weston on being named as our Star Performers at Riviera’s apprentice ceremony last week.



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