State Manager – New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
P: 02 8844 8501
M: 0407 684 528
Nathan joined WPC Group in 2014. He is a qualified Automotive Technician (Light Vehicle) and offers 16 years of experience in both technical automotive roles and the apprenticeship industry. Upon completing his automotive apprenticeship, Nathan progressed his career into technical support and management roles, before entering the apprenticeship and traineeship industry. Nathan has a strong passion for mentoring and promoting the apprenticeship and traineeship model to address the skills shortages industries face. He is a strong believer of the positive impact that hands on training and mentoring can have on entry level employees.
State Manager – Queensland
P: 07 3010 6404
M: 0412 728 520
Craig Knight has enjoyed a long career in Senior Management roles across several industries. Starting his career in retail, then moving to a State Manager role for 14 years with a food manufacturing company and then entering the Building and Construction industry. Craig spent 7 years as General Manager of a manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, sales and installation business, however his calling was to work with youth. This passion started when he got involved in his children’s sport and became coach of junior teams. The satisfaction and reward gained from seeing them develop and achieve their goals was a driving factor in changing industries to the employment, training and mentoring of youth.
An important factor of my effective mentoring is building relationships on open communication, honesty and trust. I get to know our apprentices and trainees, employees, clients and industry partners and work with them to deliver positive outcomes. WPC Group is the perfect vehicle to enable me to pursue my passion of assisting youth transition into employment and training then being able to provide mentoring to ensure success.
State Manager – Victoria
P: 03 9321 0832
M: 0412 363 328
Evan is a proven product of the traineeship program. Commencing his professional career in a traineeship with the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, he was able to develop skills, knowledge and experience as a key member of the human resources team, that supported two five star hotels and approximately 900 employees. He contributes this experience as an important time in his career and personal development. Evan comments:
“To be exposed to a large workforce made up of different values, cultures, conditions and expectations was eye-opening. The traineeship experience offered me the opportunity to commence my career with no experience. I brought a positive and can-do attitude and learnt by doing. Being in full-time employment also gave me direction, purpose and a goal to continually improve. I am grateful to those who gave me my career opportunity”.
Evan takes great pride in being able to provide guidance, support and career opportunities to those undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship and in addition, assisting organisations meet and exceed their employment needs.
Evan has been with WPC Group for over 10 years holding numerous roles and managing various projects. Evan has gone on to obtain a Diploma of Human Resources and Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development.
Apprentice and Trainee Manager – Western Australia
P: 1300 787 202
M: 0408 558 949
Kerrie White leads the operations for WPC Group in Western Australia. For the last 12 years she worked for the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) in many different roles which include ApprentiCentre, State Training Board, Polytechnic West, Policy branch and the School Apprenticeship Link program. The majority of the 12 years was spent at ApprentiCentre where Kerrie commenced as a Field Officer and progressed to the roles of Field Services Supervisor and Senior Project Officer (Regulation and Improvement).
Kerrie has been employed in the VET sector for many years and prior to being employed with DTWD she was employed in the delivery of Commonwealth Services, firstly as a Branch Manager of CES and then when this service was privatised she was employed by AMA (WA) to establish their successful Commonwealth contract in the provision of Australian Apprenticeship services.
Kerrie is passionate about the Apprenticeship and Traineeship system and the pathway it provides for young people. She has a strong belief in building and maintaining a quality skills pathway for the youth of Western Australia.