Apprentice of the Year Awards – 2023

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Andrew at Anybody Car Carriers was a Finalist in the 2023 TAFE Queensland Apprentice of the Year Awards. But what exactly does that mean? Aside from the fact that your customised car carrier is being worked on by an expert in his field, what is this award all about? Being named a finalist in any award program is a big deal.

 Let’s take a closer look at both the award and Andrew, our local finalist.

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech CSQ Apprentice of the Year Awards

The awards have been presented across several different categories and this was their sixth year. The board that presents them states that the purpose of the TAFE Queensland SkillsTech CSQ Apprentice of the Year Awards is to celebrate apprentices through the sharing of their inspirational stories that often touch on perseverance, triumph over adversity, and the tough decision of changing careers and the challenges that often come with that choice.

The awards are a tribute to the hard work of apprentices and future leaders who work in industries that impact our daily lives. There are a total of 14 different categories for the Apprentice of the Year Award and an additional 2 categories for the Employer of the Year Award.

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The Results

Sometimes it’s nice to know that the tradesperson you have working on a project is someone who has been recognised for their skills and training by their peers. The TAFE Queensland SkillsTech CSQ Apprentice of the Year Awards is one example of a way to honour those who stand out in their chosen field. While Andrew didn’t end up taking out the award, the team at Anybody Car Carriers are all proud that he made the finals. For the full results of the awards, click here.

 In a short period, his youth and vision have propelled him into a leadership role. The quality of his work and attention to detail all contribute to the success of Anybody Car Carriers. We look forward to seeing more great things from Andrew as he contributes to the future innovations that Anybody Car Carriers will produce.

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About Our Finalist – Andrew Baylis

Here are a few questions and answers about Andrew provided for the TAFE Queensland Apprentice of the Year Awards:

 What Made You Do A Trade?

I have had a strong interest in “anything with wheels and an engine” from a very early age. In Primary School, I raced BMX and moved up to Go-Karting as I got older. It was there that I met one of my mentors who encouraged me to learn some basic skills to keep my go-kart on the track. This was my first exposure to mechanical functionality. I joined Anybody Car Carriers as a first-year apprentice in August 2022. I now run my own trailer bay there and have two other apprentices working under me.

 Describe Contributions Made To Your Business Through Your Trade

I have helped build and design trailers as a car carrier builder. The type I work on most have hydraulic ramps. The team I work on has developed a product that has become very popular and the ideas took time to develop often going through a process that runs from design to testing to redesign and consultation. My youth and vision have helped this commercial car carrier business stay ahead of the curve in this industry.

 Tell Us About Projects You Have Completed or Are Working On

In addition to the many custom trailer builds I have completed as part of the car carrier manufacturer Anybody Car Carriers, I have completely refurbished a 1967 Morris Minor 1000. I drive it to work and it gets a lot of attention. I’m told it’s a testament to the quality I put into every job. I am currently rebuilding a 1981 Toyota Hilux. I’m also considering restoring and driving a drift car at the racetrack. I find great joy in shaping a flat piece of metal into a specialised body part for a project.

Need A Car Carrier? Turn To Anybody Car Carriers

Commercial car carriers are specialised vehicles. They often need to be custom-made for transporting vehicles. Anybody Car Carriers is your local custom car carrier builder. With talented builders on staff, like Andrew, you know that you are getting the best quality product to take your vehicle, or vehicles, to wherever you have to move them. Contact Anybody Car Carriers today to discuss the design you need for your transportation requirements.

 Need a custom car carrier made with skill and quality? Turn to Anybody Car Carriers – the home of a TAFE Queensland SkillsTech CSQ Apprentice of the Year 2023 Finalist.

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