CALEDONIA IS LEADING THE WAY IN PROVIDING LONG TERM CAREERS IN SCAFFOLDING FOR OUR YOUTH.
Highly skilled and experienced Scaffolders are in short supply and high demand in Australia. Recognising a skills shortage of highly skilled and experienced scaffolders, a comprehensive and unique Traineeship Program was first developed and implemented in Adelaide in 2013 and following that in Perth in 2014.
Some of the first group of trainees who are now qualified scaffolders have advanced to becoming leading hands and are now providing leadership and support to the latest intakes of Trainees.
We offer full-time traineeships and trainees will receive on-the-job experience and mentoring from our employees and external training partners. Successful candidates will learn the business from the ground up and will attain CERT III Scaffolding upon completion of their traineeship.
The trainee scaffolder forms an important part of the scaffolding team and is able to gain hands-on skills and work experience while earning a wage. The traineeship enables the trainees to acquire training and skill development in scaffold erection and dismantling scaffolding to provide work platforms on building or industrial sites, or for temporary structures such as stages, seating and catwalks.
Caledonia has a company appointed Manager who has sole responsibility for overseeing the Scaffolding Traineeship Program. In addition, qualified Scaffolders are assigned to trainees as mentors to provide further coaching and development.
Caledonia traineeships are comprehensive and designed toproduce highly skilled and experienced scaffolders at the completion of their training. We always seek to retain quality, high level skills and experience within our company and where we are able to, offer further development opportunities within a supervisory and or management capacity.
Caledonia Scaffolding Australia Pty Ltd in Western Australia and Caledonia Scaffolding Services Pty Ltd in South Australia is a registered employer approved to undertake training contracts with apprentices and trainees.Caledonia has a targeted yearly intake of 8 trainees per year with staggered intakes in March and August. Applications will be open for submission in May and November for each year and will be advertised on our Current Opportunities page.
Caledonia is now accepting applications for its unique Scaffolding Traineeship Program commencing August 2019. Trainees will receive an 18-24month* traineeship with a career pathway that could lead into a permanent position, work with us (on-the-job training) and simultaneously undertake study with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and gain a National Accreditation Certificate III in Scaffolding. Applications close onSunday, 21 July. To apply please complete the F-154 Traineeship Program Application Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Caledonia trainee Jaye Suggate, Aged 19, from Adelaide. Here’s Jaye’s story…
I applied for the traineeship with Caledonia as I wanted to get into the construction industry straight after school. I heard about Caledonia’s traineeship through a friend who was considering applying. I attended the open day and information session at Caledonia’s Lonsdale office and after that I was offered the position. My traineeship started in February 2018.
In the beginning I spent 3 months in the yard, learning what each individual piece of scaffolding was called and what it was used for. This enabled me to sign off on Module 1, before heading out to site. Once on site, I was paired with two advanced scaffolders to learn on the job. After five months with them I was confident carrying out work on my own with supervision.
My first experience was on the Sarah Construction Carmelite project, which was a large aged care facility in Glen Osmond. This was a good job to work on as it was built out of Layher, which most other companies don’t use. Since Carmelite I’ve worked on Glenelg Pier Bridge upgrade, Sellicks Buddha Temple, Prominent Hill Mine shutdown, Regional bridge upgrades for McConnell Dowell as well as the old Royal Adelaide Hospital re-development. My favourite project so far has been the Sellicks Buddha Temple for BMD. This is because it was such a unique project and one of the biggest I’ve worked on. We had a great crew and it was a great location overlooking the beach at Sellicks.
Caledonia is one of the largest scaffolding companies you can work for, covering all different types on industries, using different scaffolding systems. The traineeship is important as you are an investment in the future of Caledonia. They provide you with your basic and intermediate scaffolding tickets and help you through other licences such as forklift, EWP, dogman, confined space and working at heights, ending up with a Cert III in scaffolding. I hope to end up as an advanced scaffolder for Caledonia.
I’d recommend the traineeship to anyone who is interested in getting into the scaffolding or construction industry. Little experience shouldn’t hold you back as Caledonia will provide all the knowledge and licences you need to succeed.