Ben begun his timber merchandising traineeship at the age of 19 years. He completed his traineeship while working at Macquarie Timber yard.
At the completion of his traineeship he continued to work in the timber yard. After spending some time working inside the hardware store, he was offered the position of Yard Manager. Ben is still the Yard Manager at Macquarie Timber today.
Ben said that the traineeship which he undertook with TABMA was extremely beneficial. He stated that it not only gave him and introduction to the timber industry but it also prepared him for entry into the workforce. Ben felt that the traineeship developed his relationships skills which assisted him to deal with workmates and customers.Read more