It’s fantastic to see growth within any business, and in this spirit I am delighted to announce that we at Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) have welcomed one of our biggest crops of forklift technician apprentices since 2007 in our 2023 Annual Apprentice Intake.
As ever, competition for spots in the Annual Apprentice Intake were extremely fierce, with 19 apprentices chosen from a field of over 1000 applicants.
The grassroots initiative fosters the development of in-demand skills that will provide the new forklift technician apprentices with valuable expertise, affording strong employment opportunities with plentiful room for growth within the company.
An induction ceremony on April 20 saw the 19 new apprentices attend accompanied by mentors from their respective TMHA branches, where they were welcomed by senior TMHA executives and staff across the business.
Held at the TMHA Customer Experience Centre in Moorebank, NSW, the meet and greet was followed by a safety overview, a presentation on Toyota history, values and expectations, and a tour of the headquarters.
After a lunch together, the new apprentices with their tools of the trade, marking a significant investment directly to the inductees.
Our 19 successful applicants will be distributed to TMHA branches across Australia, in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Albury, Launceston, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Lismore and Queanbeyan
Apprentices receive thorough and well-rounded training with supervision from skilled mentors and are cycled through every aspect of the service business for a truly holistic learning experience.
TMHA has run the apprenticeship program in-house for the last 16 years, focusing on a safe work environment, while imparting the correct skills and knowledge to apprentices while also supporting their TAFE schooling over a 4 year period.
It has been successfully run by TMHA since 2007.