Business

Trainees start work

Bechtel trainees Geoffrey Prizeman, Calvin Von Seden and Ilona Patullo have gained full employment on the Queensland Curtis LNG project with assistance from the Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy.
Bechtel trainees Geoffrey Prizeman, Calvin Von Seden and Ilona Patullo have gained full employment on the Queensland Curtis LNG project with assistance from the Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy. Craig Chapman Photography

THE first of many trainees Bechtel is planning to employ over the next three to four years have begun full-time work on construction at the Queensland Curtis LNG project this week.

The trainees, Calvin Von Seden, Ilona Patullo and Geoffrey Prizeman, participated in a 20-week employment program and completed a Certificate II in Construction, delivered by CQ TAFE. Their studies formed part of the state and federally funded Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy.

Bechtel Gladstone general manager Kevin Berg said that the students were keen to build their careers in the construction industry.

“As one of the region’s largest employers, we want to give our local people the kind of training opportunities that will provide them with a solid foundation for the future career.” Mr Berg said.

This is particularly so for Ilona, a young mum who completed the course as a way to get back into the workforce.

“Bechtel has given me a new start and an opportunity to develop a career path. It’s such an exciting time to be in the construction industry. I love it!” Ms Patullo said.

Karen Bellert, Energy Skills Queensland project manager for the Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy, said she was delighted that companies like Bechtel and QCLNG had given their support and commitment.

“The strategy provides an opportunity for local job-seekers to receive specialised training that aligns to the needs of the Gladstone workforce,” Ms Bellert said.

QGC’s commitment to enhance opportunities for community benefit from the QCLNG project includes action plans for indigenous participation and employment and economic development. These commitments are cascaded down through contractual agreement to contractors like Bechtel, building the components of the project in partnership with local community organisations.

Topics:  careers queensland curtis lng project trainees



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

Gas supply fears for Curtis Island LNG plants, new report finds

Santos' GLNG project at Curtis Island.

See what the outlook is for 2017 oil and gas in Australia.

CFMEU official under fire for corporate spending

CFMEU Mackay district president Stephen Smyth at a rally.

Claims local official "racked up thousands" on corporate credit card

Boyne Smelter to close cells, cut production after power price spike

Boyne Smelters general manager operations Joe Rea announced job cuts due to increased power prices.

BSL is due to cut production and jobs because of electricity prices.

Local Partners

Why council workers will be peeking in Gladstone region yards

From January 30, council officers will spend six months visiting houses throughout the region to ensure all dogs are registered, desexed and microchipped.


New Year New Yard

Win $1000 Bunnings Voucher
Learn More

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

11 huge events coming to Gladstone in the next 6 months

Events coming up in Gladstone in 2017.

Your guide to exciting events coming to the Gladstone region

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be a guest chef for a week on the 2017 season of MasterChef Australia.

AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Big Bang spin-off to be about kid Sheldon

Jim Parsons in a scene from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Actor Jim Parsons has dished on an upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off

How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Gladstone market's confidence coming back for 2017

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price dropped 16.7% to $275,000 in the September quarter.

Region's median house price drops 16.7% to $275,000

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!