LUKE BERGIN

TOWNSVILLE MOBILE LOCKSMITHS | QLD

What do you most enjoy about your work as a Locksmith?

What I enjoy most about the locksmithing industry is that no two jobs are ever the same, one minute you are rekeying a house after a break and enter, the next you are opening a safe in which the customer has lost their keys for. It is the variety of jobs possible that come through each day which appeals to me as there is something new to learn with every job, whether that be with the product you are fixing or installing to interactions with the general public and educating them about their security requirements.

What are some of the skills and abilities necessary for someone to succeed as a locksmith?

Patience is by far one of the most important traits that one can have working in the locksmithing industry, skills such as picking and impressioning will develop over time. Persistence is also neccessary in the pursuit for excellence, this is what seperates a good locksmith from a great locksmith. I believe everyone in this industry has the ability to exceed any set expections through hardwork and a good attitude. With that being said experience is the most valuable lessons that we gain by involving ourselves in all different situations, this can not be taught in a classroom. With these skills and abilities this is what makes a successful locksmith.

What are your career goals?

Being that I am only 24 and have completed both my locksmithing and electronic security equipment fitter apprenticeships, I hope to eventually move into a roll where I can train the locksmiths of tomorrow. The world is evolving quickly and moving more down the electronics pathway and it is imperative that we upskill to stay competitive. However this is a goal I am still years away from achieving yet, as I feel that I have a lot more experience to gain in both fields. I want to be able to one day retire from this industry knowing that I helped train some of the best locksmiths yet to come.

What does winning the award of ‘Australia’s Best Young Locksmith’ mean to you?

This is an award that would not just be for me, this would be an achievement for everyone who was involved in my training through my career, past and present employers, the TAFE teachers as well as the trademens and tradeswomen. It is because of these people, they have got me to where I am today. Win or lose the ABYL, I will still walk away feeling like I am a winner for having had the opportunity to be involved.

 

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Australia’s Best Young Locksmith recognises the outstanding achievements by young locksmiths who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their field.

The ABYL award was an initiative developed by LSC in 2012 to continue our heritage of fostering passion, skill and commitment to locksmithing.

GENUINE PASSION FOR LOCKSMITHING
RECORD OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE
TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY & KNOWLEDGE
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

The ABYL prize pack is received by the locksmith who most embodies the essence of the ABYL competition. The winner will receive the prize pack during their stay in Melbourne.

◼ ABYL TROPHY
◼ $2500 WORTH OF TOOLS & PRODUCTS
◼ $2000 TECHED VOUCHER
◼ $1000 TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
◼ Apple IPAD PRO