Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships were launched in 2014 to assist apprentices who need additional financial support.

Apprentices and Trainees

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:

  • hardship in their personal circumstances.
  • aptitude for vocational education and training to lead to successful completion of their trade training.
  • a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off the job training.

There will be a maximum of 50 Scholarships awarded annually including 10 NSW Country Apprentice Scholarships. Scholarships are open to school based apprentices.

The scholarships are open for metropolitan and country apprentices.

Apprentices with a disability will need to disclose their disability and will be assessed on hardship and aptitude.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible apprentices must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold permanent resident status.
  • Have commenced between 1st March 2015 and 30th May 2016.
  • Be resident in NSW for the term of the apprenticeship.
  • The apprenticeship must be in a trade in a skill shortage category in NSW.
  • The apprentice must be in one or more of the following categories:
    • Country apprentice working in regional New South Wales
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander apprentice
    • Apprentice with a disability
    • Female apprentice in a non-traditional trade for women
    • Apprentice working in a skills shortage occupation and experiencing hardship.

The Scholarships are worth $5,000 each year for up to three years.

The applications will remain open until the close of business 6:00pm on Monday 30th May 2016.

The application form will require a statement each from the employer and a representative of the registered training organisation.

How to nominate

For details of the application process download the guidelines and nomination form found at the links below.

Application forms and accompanying statements/documents must be returned to your Regional Office on or before Monday 30th May 2016.

Minister Barilaro presents Bert Evans Scholarships

Minister Barilaro presented Bert Evans Scholarships to two local apprentices in recognition of their excellent work and commitment despite hardship at a launch of the NSW Training Awards Illawarra South East at Queanbeyan TAFE on the 26th February 2016.

The Training Awards, which annually recognise excellence in training by apprentices and trainees, were launched by the Minister, who invited Illawarra and South East NSW apprentices and trainees to be nominated for their work. Local nominees attend interviews regionally, and can then progress onto state and possibly national levels, where they compete for the coveted National Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Awards.
The Bert Evans Scholarships, also awarded annually are worth $5,000 per year for three years assist apprentices dealing with a range of hardship situations.

Minister Barilaro Fiona Shewring accepting on behalf of Jessica Woods and Minister Barilaro ed Cain and Minister Barilaro

2015 Central & Northern Sydney Bert Evans Scholarships recipients

Three Central & Northern Sydney apprentices were awarded their Bert Evans Scholarships on the 9th of December 2015 by Bert Evans himself at the NSW Department of Industry Chatswood office. The Scholarships worth $5,000 each year for up to three years were awarded to:

Bert Evans Recipient Anthony Caracalli Bert Evans Recipient Sheaye Warner Bert Evans recipient Wyatt Cullum


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Page last updated: 07 April 2016