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Ryan Littleton

Dalby State High School

Ryan Littleton

Apprentice plumber Ryan Littleton says his career direction is all thanks to his uncle.

‘I had no idea what I wanted to do after school until I did work experience in Year 10 with my uncle who’s a plumber,’ Ryan says. ‘I really liked it. So I thought I’d give it a try.’

Ryan combined Maths A and English Communication with VET subjects in Year 12 to achieve his QCE.

He completed a Certificate II in Process Plant Operations, Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology and Certificate III in Retail Operations.

Since graduating from Dalby State High School, Ryan has started a Certificate III in Plumbing at TAFE Queensland. He now works as a plumbing apprentice in Dalby at Western Downs Regional Council through the Apprenticeship Company and travels to Toowoomba twice a year to do his TAFE training.

Ryan’s clearly enjoying his post-school pathway. He says: ‘It’s awesome. I like all of it. The work is really varied and interesting and the people I work with are great.

His positive attitude and strong work ethic were officially recognised when he was awarded the Ron Douglas Memorial Award for most promising apprentice at TAFE.

While Ryan is focused on achieving his goals, he’s also keeping his options open. He says: ‘I want to finish my apprenticeship, work for someone for a few years and then see where I go.'

Subjects: English Communication, Maths A, Certificate II in Process Plant Operations, Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology, Certificate III in Retail Operations
Career goal: To become a plumber

Last updated: 09-Feb-2016