STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: Shaun Damrow is proof success runs in the family.
STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: Shaun Damrow is proof success runs in the family. Rachael Murray

Damrow family has two winning apprentices

CHAMPION apprentice Shaun Damrow will be cheering on his brother this weekend.

The 24-year-old mechanic Shaun, in his third year Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, was recently crowned winner in the Snap-on Tools Apprentice of the Year competition.

This weekend, brother Callan, an apprentice at Lockyer Valley Regional Council is a finalist in the Lockyer Valley Business Awards Apprentice of the Year.

Father Gary Damrow, from Gatton, said he was very proud of both his sons.

Shaun is employed by Toowoomba BMW, his reputation has customers requesting him specifically to work on their cars.

"Being considered among Australia's formidable apprentices is something I will cherish for a lifetime," Shaun said.


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Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

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Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

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UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

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