Volvo names a Tasmanian as their best apprentice

MOTORING: Webster Trucks employee Daniel Bluett is the first Tasmanian to be named the Volvo Apprentice of the Year. Picture: Neil Richardson

MOTORING: Webster Trucks employee Daniel Bluett is the first Tasmanian to be named the Volvo Apprentice of the Year. Picture: Neil Richardson

As a master of the tools, Daniel Bluett has made history in Tasmania’s transport industry. 

Earlier this year the 22-year-old Webster Trucks mechanic was named Volvo’s Apprentice of the Year for 2016.

With his victory, Mr Bluett became the first Tasmanian to win the company’s coveted award. 

It was his eagerness to learn and the knowledge of Volvo’s machines that helped secure the win.

For Mr Bluett, who is in the fourth year of his apprenticeship, tinkering with machines is in his DNA.

“I grew up on a farm my whole life so I’ve always been around machinery and tractors and cars,” he said. 

“So I think that’s where the passion comes from.”

Despite taking the trophy, the young mechanic will not rest on his laurels. 

It's always great to have on the resume and I’m always looking to better myself and go as far as I can within the company,” he said. 

“There are still better awards and more steps… through the company and the Volvo brand itself.”

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