Congratulations MADD Carpentry

Host of the Month - April 2018

Congratulations MADD Carpentry

MADD Carpentry is a small company  employing one Tradesman Brandon Wait (former MBA Apprentice) and 2 MBA Apprentices, Taylor Riley and Hamish Pilgrim.

David Knight has been in the industry for 24 years, he also started out as an MBA Apprentice (when it was known as Building Industry Group Training Scheme).

MADD carpentry specialise in first fix carpentry predominantly sub-contracting to Oakford Homes and Hickinbotham Homes.

David has been a Host Employer for MBA Apprentices since 2007 and an MBA member for approx. 3 years. MADD carpentry uphold excellent levels of WHS requirements and always adhere to industry and MBA policies and procedures.

The MBA Scheme allows flexible employment, training and helps keep apprentices and myself up to date with WHS requirements. As a Host Employer it is reassuring given the support that MBA provides.”

As Pictured: Hamish Pilgrim (1st year left) , David Knight (owner/director Centre), Taylor Riley (3rd Year right)

Congratulations J & L Painting Services

Host of the Month - March 2018

Congratulations J & L Painting Services

J & L Painting Services Pty Ltd is a South Australian owned and operated
company specialising in commercial and industrial painting throughout South

Now a third-generation family business, operating in Adelaide since 1956,
working predominately in the commercial building sector and subcontracting
to most of SA’s major builders. Maintenance painting programs and re-painting
of existing buildings also make up a significant amount of J & L Painting
Services contracts.

Quality Assured to ISO 9001:2015 J & L Painting Services’ focus is on employee
safety, customer satisfaction, and a commitment to continual improvement.
Currently J & L Painting Services employ over 25 workers as full time staff,
supplemented by apprentices from Master Builders Association. MBA provide
enthusiastic young workers keen to learn in a good environment, which allows
employers to engage apprentices without the hassle of associated

Congratulations J and M Installations

Host of the Month - February 2018

Congratulations J and M Installations

J and M Installations have placed approximately 26 apprentices  over 4 years, the majority of whom, are new starters commencing their Trade journey. J and M Installations work in the commercial environment delivering Office furniture fit-outs and Built-In Joinery Installations and have a longstanding working relationship with Zenith.

Joseph De Virgilio (Director and Pictured) has been in the industry for 30 years. Some larger scale projects he has been involved in delivering have been the NRAH, ATO building and also the People Choice Credit Union Building. J and M Installations consistently have a heavy involvement in placing young men and women looking at entering the industry through Feeder programs run by MBASA GTO.

J and M installation place a huge importance on WHS and this assists in the good training and WHS education of the apprentices they place and assists them in winning large commercial projects as listed above.

Congratulations Kemp Carpenters

Host of the Month - January 2018

Congratulations Kemp Carpenters

Kemp Carpenters is a commercial company based at Salisbury Plains which has been operating for almost 20 years.  We carry out a variety of work from full refurbishments through to small maintenance jobs on Government and Council sites. 

The company has hosted MBA apprentices for the best part of it’s 20 years with half of our current workforce former MBA apprentices.  We place a big emphasis on apprentice development and with the diversity of work it provides the apprentices with a solid skill set to take with them throughout their career. WHS is another key area in their training to ensure apprentices are carrying out all their work in a safe manner.

It is Kemp Carpenters aim to employ suitable apprentices after they have completed their training “a lot of time and effort by all concerned goes into training apprentices and we take pride in seeing them turn into valued tradesman” says director Kirk Burfoot himself a former MBA apprentice.


Master Builders SA Apprentices: Receiving CITB funding assistance.