Dylan Jenkins career choice goes somewhat against the grain as he comes from a family with a long heritage in earthmoving.
“All my family is in the earthmoving business, and my dad owns an earthmoving company. But even then, becoming a heavy-duty boilermaker will help him out heaps in the long run,” he says. As one of five apprentices working at Schlam's workshop in Waroona, Dylan says that it’s good to be sharing the experience with others.
“We’re all going through the same thing, and we come up against many of the same challenges, meaning that we can help each other out,” he says.
Dylan says that he knew what he was signing on for when entering the industry, which is partly due to some prior experience in the industry where he has helped construct roads at a new mine. With a few years left to go before becoming fully qualified, Dylan says that he’s enjoying the experience so far and working at Schlam is convenient too as he only lives a short drive away. He goes as far to say that if he had the opportunity, he’d stay locally.