Youth employment series: Meet Ace Sharp

We pride ourselves on an inclusive and diverse workforce here at the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Workplace diversity means everyone benefits from a wide range of experiences and perspectives. This leads to a real boost in ideas, skills, and creativity in the workplace.

Part of our workplace diversity involves supporting the career growth of younger Australians. In this series, we meet some of the valued trainees and graduates working at the Department.

Q&A with Ace Sharp, trainee

Ace Sharp started his 18-month public sector school-based traineeship with the Department in February 2021, supported by his team in Human Resources.


Pictured left to right: Supervisor, Jasmine Romaro and school-based trainee Ace Sharp

What motivated you to do a government traineeship?
The encouragement of my family and friends to step out of my comfort zone and expand my skill set.

What are some key things you've learnt at the Department?
What an office job is actually like and how to do a job, such as processing work, scanning and printing, using Empower and Content Manager.

What are your favourite school subjects?
Science, as I get to work with others to find a conclusion in experiments and recess/lunch (because who doesn't like recess or lunch).

What are your goals for next year
Complete this course, pass all my school subjects and find the best way to relax.

What advice would you give to future trainees?
Don't think it's like what movies show you. There's a lot more work than you would think, and everyone will be friendly towards you.

Do you have a role model? Who is it and why?
My work mates. They inspire me to keep going through with the job, and they are also fun to be around.

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