Award Winners Walter Maatthes, Rebekah Davis and Keeley DicksonThe Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) has called for more industry participation in helping nurture the next generation of industry professionals.

The FBAA’s Peter White says the association has seen first-hand the benefits of getting trainees in to the fold and equipping them with the fundamental skills needed to carve out a career in the industry.

Mr White was speaking after the annual TORGAS Brisbane Awards Night for apprentices and trainees in which two FBAA business administration trainees were recognised.

Keeley Dickson was named Most Outstanding Trainee of the Year, Walter Maatthes picked up the Endeavour Foundation Community Spirit Award, while FBAA Operations Manager Rebekah Davis was honoured with the prestigious Mentor of the Year Award.

Mr White congratulated the winning trio and in particular paid tribute to Keeley and Walter who excelled during their traineeships at the FBAA in 2015.

“We all know Rebekah is an outstanding mentor to the up-and-comers in the industry but we were blown away by the calibre of trainees which came through our doors. Both Keeley and Walter showed a tremendous willingness to learn about the broking business.”

“The FBAA is proud to again feature as a host company for TORGAS trainees and looks forward to helping shape the careers of future finance industry professionals.”

Photograph attached of award winners Walter Maatthes, Rebekah Davis and Keeley Dickson.

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