Byron Bay Golf Club has been announced as the Enterprise & Training Company Limited (ETC) Employer of the Month for November.
The iconic landmark employs twenty staff to service its member base, restaurant and event facilities.
Golf Course Superintendent Shaun Cross said it was a privilege to receive the award for supporting local employment.
“We’re also giving a young employee a great career opportunity through a Greenskeeping Apprenticeship,” Shaun said.
First year apprentice Kain Browning is seven months into his employment and said he is absolutely loving it.
“It’s hard to find decent work around here. It took me years to find a full-time Apprenticeship, but now I know this is where I should be,”Kain said.
“I’m good with my hands and enjoy working out in the sun. I fit in well here and I love my golf. My friends and family are proud and happy for me.”
Before working with the Golf Club, Kain worked casually doing night shift, weekends and long hours.
“I’m so grateful for this job because it’s day time work, 5 days a week and secure. Much better and healthier for me,” he said.
“ETC helped me to get this brilliant job and I can’t thank them enough.”
What does the future hold for Kain?
“I’m focusing on getting my qualification and then I might progress to a Diploma. I’d love to see all the other golf courses around the world so hopefully I can travel after this,” he said.
Shaun also thanked ETC for helping with his recruitment needs.
“It’s very transient in Byron Bay and is often hard to find keen workers who want to hang around for a long time,” Shaun said.
“Kain’s feet are planted here with family in the local area. He seems very keen, eager to learn and has an obvious passion for Golf. He has been a great fit for our business.”
“ETC’s support of both Kain and myself has been really good. They not only support the employer, but the employee.”
ETC provides employment and training services in the Byron Bay area. If you need help finding a job, are looking for staff or are interested in up-skilling, then contact ETC on 1800 007 400