How Trainees Are Thriving During Lockdown

How Trainees Are Thriving During Lockdown

We’ve been chatting to some of our trainees around the country to find out how they have been doing through the lockdown period and how their traineeships may have changed.

First up is our Tassie trainee, Naomi Wakefield who is completing her Certificate III in Business at Rosary Catholic Primary School.

How has lockdown changed your traineeship?

The lockdown, thankfully, hasn’t changed my traineeship that much. There has been a bit of stress and increased workload that has come with the lockdown and all the changes that had to be implemented, for my colleagues and all staff. Being a trainee and rather new when the new changes commenced it was pretty hard but we all worked together and have positively adapted. My host employer has made it easy for me to learn these new ways. We even had a bit of fun making a music parody about Zoom meetings! 

How are you doing in your traineeship and through this lockdown period?

I’ve been coping pretty well, although I haven’t been enjoying being inside a lot more. I’ve used the extra time to work on the units of study for my traineeship, and I like accomplishing that.

Another silver lining of being stuck inside is no more wasting money! I have actually saved money during the lockdown, despite some extra online purchases!

What are you most looking forward to as restrictions ease?

The absolute most thing I am excited for is to see some live music again! Nothing can beat it. Of course, I cannot wait until I see all my family and friends again. We already have so many plans organised – camping, going to Melbourne, a wedding. There is still so much to look forward to and patiently wait for.


Hear more from our trainees, click the links below:

Mikayla Hyde – WA

David Yaccob – WA

Chelsea Clarke  – TAS

Keeley Sharman – TAS