Yamaha Immersion Day

St. Greg’s Explore Careers at YMA

The Yamaha Training Academy team recently held its inaugural Immersion Day at Yamaha Motor Australia, and a group of Year 10 students from St Gregory’s Boys College at Campbelltown, NSW, were the first to experience the new program. 

Organised with the assistance of Michael Ivancic from St. Gregory’s College, the Immersion Day took place at the Yamaha Motor Australia head offices in Wetherill Park.

An Immersion Day aims to show students that Yamaha Motor Australia is more than just motorcycles and WaveRunners; there are various career paths available, including marketing, finance, sales, legal counsel, and warehouse operations. An Immersion Day is an excellent opportunity for visiting students to broaden their perspectives about Yamaha Motor and explore potential career opportunities.

Cory Hillsley and Brodie Davidson from Yamaha Training Academy set out a full day of activities for their guests, including presentations by department heads from across the business, giving students a good understanding of what it’s like to be part of the YMA family. The day also included a warehouse tour, an opportunity to work with Yamaha technicians, and an exclusive sneak peek at a top-secret Yamaha project that was off-limits to cameras.

While showing the students the high-tech world of Yamaha’s Sky Division, Cory Hillsley emphasised the variety of professional pathways available within Yamaha Motor. “It’s not about where you start but where you can progress to once you become a member of the Yamaha Motor Australia family,” Cory explained. “We are in the Sky Division workshop, showing off the exciting world an Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) pilot faces each day, but we have also been to Spare Parts, Sales, Servicing and much more. These areas are all potential career paths, and I think it has been an eye-opening day for these boys.”