‘Meet our trainers’ is a new article series where you can get to know AVELING’s wonderful trainers.
This month you will be meeting Craig Watson, who facilitates a number of our courses, including BHP SLS, Rio Tinto inductions, WHS, and Leadership and Management.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I have a background in transport and safety and have been training in the mining and transport sector since the early 2000’s.
A passion for sharing knowledge has given me opportunities to work with a diverse client group across industries nationally.
On a personal note, one of my greatest enjoyments is to take a ride down the coast of WA on my Indian motorbike with friends while taking the time out to enjoy all the various eateries and coffee stops along the way.
What’s a fun fact about you?
I’m rarely unhappy, a people person and usually the centre of attention at the party and often the brunt of the jokes at my expense.
What courses do you lead?
BHP SLS, Rio Tinto inductions, WHS, OHS for Team Leaders, Fundamentals of Supervision, Leadership and Management & short courses.
Why do you love training?
Sharing knowledge is empowering and watching people grow to their potential (often exceeding their expectations) is heart warming and very often life or career changing.
Why do you think people choose AVELING?
Our culture and support provides a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for learning. Oh and our trainers are AMAZING!!! Of course…
What advice would you give to people thinking about starting a course?
Plan, plan and plan to plan. Finish off as many of your outstanding tasks as you can prior to your training course. Have someone step up to take your calls and emails while you are investing in you.
Ensure you have the opportunity to get a good nights sleep prior and eat well so you can turn up fuelled up and rested ready to enjoy your learning experience.
Do you have a favourite story from the classroom?
I had a supervisor recently in a leadership program that had been on the wrong side of the law for the majority of their life. In their early thirties they made a choice to change it all and for the past 3 years have been working remotely on sites and were recently recognised to upskill to a supervisor position. Their story was amazing, raw and so very honest to the point you have a lump in your throat. What an achievement…