A Karratha graduate who topped the State in his chosen subjects at TAFE and was awarded a prestigious apprenticeship with Woodside says he now has a clear vision of his career after years of uncertainty in high school. St Luke’s College graduate Braithyn Anderton, 18, has started his four-year electrical instrumentation apprenticeship at Woodside’s Karratha gas plant, where he will work on gas sensors to ensure the site runs smoothly. Mr Anderton believed he had come a long way. “Through Year 11, I wasn’t exactly on the right path and I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do with my future. It was Year 12 which pretty much steered me on to the right path of being an electrician,” he said. “I was stoked when I got the apprenticeship ... Woodside is where I wanted to be and when I was onboarded, it was amazing because it was something I can see a future in and from what I’ve heard about the company, they will lead you to higher places. “Out of the apprenticeship, I just want to learn as much as I possibly can as a tradesperson and I just want to be a sponge and absorb everything from other people in higher positions — I see myself, say 10 years from now, still being out there training other apprentices.” Mr Anderton has shadowed some of the big bosses on-site and said they had become his inspiration. “A few people out there started off as as apprentice and are now site managers and maintenance managers and it’s good to see where I could end up at,” he said. “You’ve got people who are living examples of where this apprenticeship can take me.” Mr Anderton received the VET Exhibition Award for Construction Industries and VET Certificate of Excellence and was a finalist in the Beazley Medal Award.