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Four senior members of the Port Macquarie Clontarf Academy were met with a warm welcome from staff Barry and Kundan, upon their arrival at Bullivants in Carrington, Newcastle last week.

Bullivants is Australia’s oldest, largest and yet most progressive specialist provider of lifting, rigging, safety and related services to the industrial sector. As part of the Bullivants scholarship program, the Clontarf boys had the good fortune to undertake an in-depth tour of the warehouse operations.

Throughout the tour, the boys were able to see how the staff went about their daily roles and responsibilities. They experienced first hand how the warehouse ships wire and fibre rope, slings, chains, fittings and PPE equipment all over the world.

One of our Clontarf members was challenged by putting his skills to the test by organising an order for shipment. The shipment order process involved taking the parts from storage and bagging and tagging before being sent out of the warehouse.

Upon conclusion of the visit, the Bullivants team provided a BBQ lunch, and all academy members received some very generous and useful gifts, including work boots and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

The boys were amazed by the fact that one potential employer could have so many different employment pathways on offer. These pathways were reinforced after Barry and Kundan shared their employment journey throughout their careers.