Five minutes with…Billy McCullagh

Billy McCullagh is hoping to take home the title of number one auto electrician at this year’s National Championships in Sydney. A self-confessed fun, friendly and driven young tradesperson, Bill finished up his apprenticeship in September 2017 at TasTAFE Alanvale, Tasmania. Training with lecturer Craig Ringsgwandl throughout his Certificate III to develop his technical skills, Bill is now working with Andrew Lawson of AJL Heavy Equipment in South Burnie.

Bill describes coming first at the 2017 Regionals as a very nerve wrecking but exciting experience. He credits his father with influencing him to pursue a career as an auto electrician, and said in the long-term he was hoping to own his own business upon completion of his Automotive Electrical Certificate IIII. Bill said he loves the variety and new experiences which come with this career.

Keeping himself busy practising after hours and studying as much as he can Bill says it is all worth it, “I feel very excited and privileged to be representing Tasmania,” he says.

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