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Alex has Octane in the veins

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BALLARAT Renault mechanical apprentice Alex Egan, 20, has placed third, nationally, in the Renault Apprentice Of The Year.

The apprentices were judged on things such as knowledge, aptitude and practical tasks.

SINCE 2016 apprentices have been trained by Renault Australia and the Kangan Institute at the brand new state-of-theart Renault Academy in Mulgrave, Victoria.

The apprentice program is delivered over eight one-week blocks across three years at the Renault Academy.

Alex said he comes from a ‘semi’-car background, even builds his own GoKarts and soon will be racing them.

“Dad is an electrical auto Technician and lucku because he works for himself, mum used to be into cars – motor sport and still interested runs in the family,” he said.

“It started with go karts for me, just a bit of a hobby; I built my own kart up and enjoy that hands on sort of work.” Alex added he started his apprenticeship straight out of school and is in his final year.

“I like mechanics, it’s interesting and an eye opener, I wasn’t expecting to jump into work this quick but it’s good, glad I did go for it,” he said.

“I do enjoy working on cars; it’s something I have always been interested in.

“I enjoy working at Ballaarat Renault, I am well looked after and there are good resources.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity I am given here.” Alex received a trophy and a $500 tool voucher.