Queensland Training Awards Trainee of the Year Brianna Allen with Mayor Paul McVeigh and Award category sponsor, Busy at Work’s Bronwyn Dixaon.
Western Downs Regional Council Trainee Brianna has something to celebrate after being announced Queensland Training’s Trainee of the Year for Darling Downs South West region.
An amazing start to Brianna’s career, this achievement is a tribute to Brianna’s hard work and dedication displayed throughout the duration of her traineeship.
After completing her traineeship earlier this year, Brianna has now secured full time employment with the council, working in the Community Department.
MAX Solutions Trainer Patrice Hawke worked with Brianna in both theory based training and supported her practical experience in the workplace during the twelve month traineeship. Patrice said it was Brianna’s friendly persona and positive attitude that put her over the line for the award.
“She’s really bubbly and friendly and fits in really well with the team. She worked in several different departments and got along well with everyone.”
Out of more than 800 applicants, Brianna was one of only three finalists for the award.
“To make it to the awards night as a finalist was an experience in itself and to go on to win it, was incredible,” she said.
“It was a great night and I was extremely lucky to be surrounded by people who provided support and encouragement along the way. For my work as a Trainee to be recognised outside of Council is unbelievable and I am very grateful to have been awarded this title.”
Brianna will go on to represent the Darling Downs South West region at the State Finals Queensland Training Awards on 1 September in Brisbane.
Council Spokesperson for Finance and Corporate Services Councillor Ian Rasmussen said it was fantastic to see our region’s young people celebrated and recognised for their achievements.
“There has been nothing but praise for Brianna’s hard work during her Traineeship with Council, so it was great to see her take home Trainee of the Year at this prestigious event,” he said.
“We’re very proud to now have her as a full-time employee of Council, and look forward to seeing more amazing things from her as she continues to take advantage of the many opportunities in her new role in our Community Department.”
MAX Solutions are a government-approved provider of the User Choice program delivering accredited entry-level training to trainees. To find out how you can become a trainee under the User Choice program in Queensland call 1800 021 560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.