For the past 16 years Glen Plumb has been sharing the tricks of the bus and coach-building trade with more than 30 apprentices — all of whom have completed their apprenticeship training with TAFE Queensland.

Mr Plumb says it's thanks to good staff who've been trained well that Coach Concepts has become one of Australia’s leading bus and coach builders.

“All our apprentices have trained with TAFE Queensland – they come back as well-rounded tradespeople with knowledge that they might not necessarily have learned on the job.”

“You get a little taste of it here, but you get more of a feel for it at TAFE.”

The Brisbane-based business builds an average of 50 buses and coaches each year, constantly striving to build the best vehicles on the market and always looking at innovations to set the Australian coach industry apart from the rest of the world.

“The outcomes for our apprentices is that they become the best they can be and certainly, the best tradesman in Australia is what we aim to produce," Mr Plumb said.

"Our vehicles here are recognised as being one of the best vehicles in Australia. We don't do that just on our own. We need good young people to come through and become the best tradesmen in Australia."

"That holds us well as a company into the future as well, and that's why our apprentices study with TAFE Queensland,” he said.

TAFE Queensland boasts a 94 per cent employer satisfaction rating and puts 20,000 apprentices through their paces every year. Our teachers are fully qualified with years of hands-on experience and practical knowledge and are passionate about passing on their hard-earned knowledge to your apprentice.

“Businesses that invest in their workforce need to see great outcomes and for Coach Concepts, TAFE Queensland has a history of getting results, making them a clear choice for our apprenticeship training,” Mr Plumb concluded.


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