Angus motors to win in first part of world apprentice comp

CHAMPION APPRENTICE: Angus Munro is heading off to Perth in September to compete for a national title.
CHAMPION APPRENTICE: Angus Munro is heading off to Perth in September to compete for a national title. Samantha Elley

APPRENTICE mechanic Angus Munro is about to head to Perth after he won the World Skills regional competition at Wollongbar TAFE.

The 20-year-old Casino man came first out of a group of seven and will now showcase his skills in the national competition in September.

"A group of us had jobs to go and do and we were judged on how we did the job, not necessarily the fastest," he said of his win.

"I wasn't really confident because the other people were older and more experienced."

Angus has only been working as an apprentice motor mechanic for two years with Rodney's Auto Engineering in Casino.

Boss Brenden Randall said he wasn't surprised at Angus' win.

"He thinks outside the square and doesn't just stand around," he said.

"He's always finding something to do."

Angus said he was surprised to get the gold medal and now he would be making his first trip to Perth to compete in the 2014 World Skills Australia national competition.

"I'll be going over in September and if I win that I'll go to Brazil for the international competition," he said.

The three-day event will showcase the skills of 500 of Australia's best trainees, apprentices and students in areas such as motor mechanics, plumbing, bricklaying and even fashion technology.

Topics:  apprenticeships careers

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