Bechtel reaches milestone with 350 apprentices on Curtis Is
BECHTEL has celebrated its 140th apprentice on the GLNG site on Curtis Island, with a total of 350 apprentices across the three projects.
Bechtel Gladstone general manager Kevin Berg said the ongoing apprenticeship program on the Curtis Island LNG construction projects had targeted trades nationally recognised as experiencing skills shortages.
Santos GLNG general manager Downstream Operations Brenton Hawtin said Santos was "proud of our strong track record of providing employment and training opportunities for Gladstone locals".
Bechtel has used a range of programs and local training providers to source apprentices including: carpenters, electricians, instrumentation, boilermakers, sheet metal workers, plumbers, diesel fitter/motor mechanics and mechanical fitters.