We all love seeing new employees at work….especially apprentices

If you’ve been an apprentice on the building site, you already know what it’s like to be the laughing stock of the site and the hardware. The rest of the team will play some harmless pranks on your first week of work. Don’t take it to heart, it’s like an initiation ceremony to become one of the team. When you eagerly hop into the work van on your first day of work, here is what you can expect.


A Bucket of Steam

Asking the new apprentice to get a bucket of steam is a right of passage. Hopefully, they will ask the new guy in the hardware for it. They’ll spend quite some time, trying to find it in the warehouse!


An Emu Sandwich

‘Hey, can you call down to the local shop and grab us a few sandwiches? I’ll have an emu, lettuce, tomato and cheese…make sure they toast it’. This is hilarious, I’ve seen it in action.


Mustard Donut

If you see a tasty selection of Donuts coming your way, there is probably one filled with mustard instead of Jam. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!


Skirting Board Ladder

If you’re sent to the hardware to pick up a skirting board ladder, you’ve been played. I’m not sure if the skirting board ladder with fit in the back of the van but it will definitely fit in the glovebox! 


Wheelbarrow Proficiency Test

This is one exam you don’t want to fail. This is a serious exam with wheelbarrow full of water. You will be judged on your ability to wheel it around the site without spilling the water. It’s tougher than it looks, get practicing 🙂




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