State Manager – New South Wales/ACT
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.
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 seven 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.”
P: 03 9321 0832
M: 0412 363 328
Evan is a proven product of the traineeship program having commenced his career as a trainee with the Grand Hyatt Melbourne Human Resources team, supporting a workforce of 900 employees across two five star hotels.
He contributes this experience as a pivotal time in his career and personal development. He learnt valuable practical and soft skills in a professional, fast-paced environment, with the structure of full-time employment, combined with study giving Evan direction, purpose and a tangible path forward.
Evan has been with WPC Group for over 10 years and now assists organisations and industry meet and exceed their staffing needs as well as developing leading attraction and retention employment strategies. Post traineeship, Evan spent a year backpacking through Europe, and has added a Diploma of Human Resources and a Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development to his years of experience.
As Victorian State Manager, Evan takes a pro-active role in steering and growing a company that employs over 600 apprentices and trainees and leads by example in driving a positive workplace culture that respects each other, our customers, stakeholders, equality and diversity.
Apprentice and Trainee Manager
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.