2023 Apprentice of the Year

Callum Irlam

Employed by Loxton Community Hotel Motel
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Callum has had a passion and fascination for cooking from a young age.  He undertook a School based Apprenticeship with the Loxton Hotel and moved on to fulltime after completing Year 12.  Callum hopes to travel the world and learn about different cultures and cuisines and then return to the Riverland and teach the next generation of Chefs.

Runner up:
Monty Wall
Employed by LecLogix Riverland & Mallee Pty Ltd
Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Monty is now in his 3rd year of an Electrician apprenticeship and working with LecLogix  after completing a week’s work experience while at school. He enjoys working at different locations almost every day, meeting new people and goes home each day with a smile on his face.  Monty hopes to build his own car that can travel off-grid  and around Australia independently.  He is also keen to buy and renovate a home using some of the skills his trade and involvement in the building industry has taught him.