Who we are

Skilling Queensland's Future!

35 years of helping apprentices, we are registered labour hire and a registered charity


To provide increased opportunities for the unemployed with particular emphasis on youth and the disabled.


To relieve poverty, distress, misfortune, destitution and helplessness occasioned by unemployment.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Forthright and honest in our dealings
  • Innovative, flexible and resourceful with solutions
  • Outcomes oriented – We deliver with passion
  • Market driven – We listen to our clients
  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • Respect for individuals – People matter!

Welcome to our New Apprentices

Jake is cracking into a plumbing apprenticeship

Cabinet Maker 1st Year Apprentice

Jarod joined us as a third year cabinet maker apprentice

a third year cabinet maker apprentice

William is starting his first year in an electrician apprenticeship

1st year Electrical Apprentice

Hire a New Apprentice Today!

Use our experience and expert processes to recruit your next apprentice.

Get in Touch and ask us to find you your next Apprentice.

Board of Directors

Mike Sheehy


  • CPA Director representing business and industry
  • Director Regional Counsellor Commerce Queensland (Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI)) – Gold Coast and Hinterland
  • Chairman – Gold Coast and Hinterland Regional Council, Commerce Queensland (QCCI)
  • Senior Partner PKF Worldwide Chartered Practicing Accountant
  • Co Founder Business Consultancy Group – Gold Coast
  • Director/Treasurer Trustee/Director  Community Crime Prevention Trust Port Moresby
  • Facilitator – Mindshop Excellence Program for Secondary School Students
  • Significant general business experience and specific Financing Management skills and experience
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Peter Niotakis

Vice Chairperson

Peter has been a Principal of WHK Cressey Lynch on the Gold Coast since 1979.

He was raised on the Gold Coast and has had significant experience in the accounting industry having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977.  His focus for clients is business advisory services, taxation and wealth creation.  He is a member of the Southport Golf Club and Southport Yacht Club.

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Stephen Craven

CEO, Managing Director

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for SES’s overall operations on a daily basis and for finding ways by which the company can become more productive in the long-term. The CEO reports regularly to the Board of Directors, attends all Board Meeting and liaises with the CFO, Employment Officers and the Finance & Administration Team.

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Phil Neale

Director, Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is involved in all of SES’s business activities and recognises potential company needs, as well as future business opportunities. The CFO is responsible for the preparation of company financials and manages all financial matters on a day to day basis. The CFO reports to the CEO and Board of Directors, attends all Board Meetings and liases with Employment Officers and the Finance & Administration Team.

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Our History

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