Construction of the new Beaumaris Secondary College is providing a career spring-board for the apprentices who are helping to bring the project to life.

4 December 2017

Around 25 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets are working onsite at Beaumaris. Together they will complete more than 8,000 labour hours.

The Major Projects Skills Guarantee requires contractors on public projects valued at more than $20 million to use apprentices, trainees or engineering cadets for at least 10 per cent of total labour hours. The policy has been applied to a further 36 major government projects, so far creating more than 1,700 employment opportunities for young people.

An additional 59 major projects worth more than $48 billion will be applying the Guarantee over the next two years.

The new Beaumaris school will accommodate 650 students in Years 7 to 12 with state-of-the-art sporting facilities, which will be shared by the college, the Melbourne Cricket Club’s sporting teams and local sporting groups. Beaumaris Secondary College is due to open in 2018.

The young people employed on the Beaumaris Secondary College development are getting the skills and experience they need to flourish in their future careers.

Visit the work site and hear some of cadet's stories:

Find out more about the Major Project Skills Guarantee