2013 Sevenoaks Academy (Cannington, WA) Bryn Davies struck gold when he secured an apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter with Clontarf partner AngloGold Ashanti in early May.
Bryn had applied for similar roles with many organisations across the state, but it wasn’t until he had a phone call with Clontarf’s WA Alumni Officer Alex Devitt that he hit paydirt.
“AngloGold Ashanti came to me with the position asking if we had anyone suitable and because I’d been in touch with Bryn, I knew he was the perfect candidate,” Alex said.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the interview with AngloGold Ashanti was held via video conference – something Bryn hadn’t had much experience with. To best prepare him, Alex organised a mock video interview for Bryn with representatives from Goldman Sachs which was held about 30 minutes before the big show.
A self-confessed interview veteran, Bryn said the mock interview was a terrific primer.
“I think my interviewer was a little surprised at how confident I was and how my responses were genuine, instead of sentences straight out of a book,” he said.
Needless to say, Bryn impressed his interviewers at both Goldman Sachs and AngloGold Ashanti and he was quickly offered an apprenticeship.
During his time at Sevenoaks Academy, Bryn developed a comprehensive portfolio of work-ready documents which he was able to use as part of the application process with AngloGold Ashanti. Because he was so organised and thorough in his preparation, he was able to fast track his onboarding process and will officially commence work at the Sunrise Dam mine site at the end of May.
Bryn said he looked forward to the role because it would challenge him and it suited his fast pace mentality.
“I’m the type of person that needs to be going a thousand miles an hour and the people I’ve spoken to at AngloGold Ashanti have told me that I’d never be bored and I’ll never be lost, so I have a very promising outlook for the next four years of my apprenticeship.”
Congratulations Bryn and good luck in your new role! We would also like to thank AngloGold Ashanti and Goldman Sachs for working with Clontarf to find Bryn the role he has been searching long and hard for.