Eagle Boys Pittsworth trainee in running for Queensland Training Award

Eagle Boys Pittsworth trainee Molly Keeley’s hard work and eagerness to succeed has landed her a one in three chance to win the Queensland Trainee of the Year award.

Molly, who is in Year 12 at Pittsworth State High School, started her Certificate III in Business with Eagle Boys as an extension to her Certificate III in Hospitality.

The young go-getter works three days a week at Eagle Boys and two days at a neighbouring coffee shop, while managing her regular school commitments.

Now in training to become a supervisor and manager, Molly said the best part of working at Eagle Boys is the encouraging and supportive team atmosphere.

“Everyone works together so well. I love the adrenaline of making pizzas and being able to work across different sections of the business – you experience something different every day,” she said.

Completing her traineeship at Eagle Boys has inspired Molly to pursue a career in business management after completing her high school education.

“My traineeship at Eagle Boys has provided me with so many transferrable skills which I can apply to a variety of workplaces and industries,” she said.

Eagle Boys Pittsworth was recognised for its dedication to providing training opportunities to young people in its local community, being selected as one of five Small Employee of the Year finalists. Although the store didn’t take out the top prize, owner Brandon Boyce said providing 10 traineeships in two years was rewarding enough in itself.

Brandon completed two school-based traineeships at Eagle Boys Pittsworth before he bought the store at 18 years old and recognises the importance of supporting young entrepreneurs.