Passing the torch | Sarina Russo

Passing the torch

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
Passing the torch
SRA Apprentice, Declan Burnett

Apprenticeships have long been a pathway to learning and career development, offering a hands-on experience that combines practical skills with classroom education. In many cases, they also become a family tradition, with one generation passing the torch of knowledge to the next. Today, we want to celebrate the dedication of Declan Burnett, the third son in the Declan family to undertake an apprenticeship, following in the footsteps of his father and older brothers. 

Apprenticeships play a vital role in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. They offer a unique blend of experiential learning and classroom education, allowing apprentices to acquire skills while gaining theoretical knowledge. It's an opportunity to learn from experienced mentors and develop a deep understanding of a specific trade or profession.

NEM Group, a company that understands the value of apprenticeships, has made a commitment to being part of nurturing the workforce of tomorrow. This commitment is exemplified by the fact that Declan is the fourth family member to embark on this journey within the company. 

Starting with Declan's Dad, then his eldest son in 2021, followed by the second son in 2022, and now Declan in 2023, the NEM Group is fostering a legacy of skilled professionals who have embraced the apprenticeship pathway. The knowledge and expertise passed down from father to sons have created a rich tapestry of experience not just within the family, but also within NEM Group.

Apprenticeships are not just a means of learning a trade or profession; they represent a journey of personal and professional growth. The Burnett family, with Declan as its latest torchbearer, embodies the spirit of apprenticeships, showcasing how this tradition can be passed down through generations.

For those who are considering an apprenticeship but are unsure about where to start, the Sarina Russo Apprenticeships (SRA) are here to help. They provide a bridge between aspiring apprentices and potential employers, simplifying the often daunting process of finding the right apprenticeship.

With SRA, anyone interested in pursuing an apprenticeship can find the guidance they need to embark on this exciting path. For more information about our Apprenticeships services, call 1300 178 776.

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.