Apprentice of the Month: March 2024

Our Apprentice of the Month for March is Daniel O’Connell!

We’re thrilled to announce Daniel O’Connell, a Certificate III in Electronics and Communications apprentice at Qinetiq in Sydney, as our Apprentice of the Month for March 2024.

Daniel’s dedication and technical skills have been making a significant impact at his host company. Now in his third year, he’s actively taking on greater responsibilities and further developing his expertise.

His commitment to excellence was on full display during a recent Electronics Testing project. Held in Eden, This mine warfare exercise, Ex Dugong 2024, develops #AusNavy’s ability to integrate new technologies and practices into mine countermeasures. The exercise focuses on keeping shipping lanes & commercial ports vital for Australia’s economy safe and open and Daniel played a key role in its success. Notably, this project marked his first experience working in open water, showcasing his ability to adapt and thrive in challenging environments.

But Daniel’s contributions extend beyond just achieving results. He recently aced his quality verifier assessment, highlighting his meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to high standards. And he is regularly achieving results above expectations. These achievements signify his transformation from apprentice to becoming a highly competent tradesman.

Daniel’s journey is an inspiration to all apprentices. He exemplifies the power of hard work, passion, and a commitment to continuous learning in the trades. He consistently sets a high bar for himself and others, making him a true role model for his peers.

Congratulations, Daniel, on this well-deserved recognition! We at the ATC are proud to have you as part of our apprentice program, and we look forward to seeing your continued success in the years to come.

Our Host


Qinetiq (Kin-et-ick) Australia manages and operates extensive testing and evaluation capabilities for air, land, sea and target systems. They also provide amazing workplace environments for apprentices and trainees to learn about Engineering, Technology, and Metallurgy. We are thrilled to partner with a company like Qinetiq, and thoroughly enjoy seeing how well apprentices thrive in their workplaces.