GREAT START: Members of Gladstone Ports Corporation’s management team with the new 2016 apprentices and trainees.
GREAT START: Members of Gladstone Ports Corporation’s management team with the new 2016 apprentices and trainees.

Gladstone Port Corporation takes on 15 new trainees

GLADSTONE Ports Corporation has taken on 15 new apprentices across a range of sectors including diesel fitting, mechanical fitting, electrical and plumbing. 

The new intake includes three Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander trainees and apprentices, as part of GPC's Reconciliation Action Plan.

GPC says its Apprentice and Trainee Program is successful partly because of its commitment to rotations, quarterly performance appraisals, additional training and a dedicated support network.  

According to GPC People & Community General Manager, Rowen Winsor, one of the most valuable components the program is the mentoring that apprentices and trainees receive through assigned skilled supervisors and trade mentors.  

"We have employees within the business who have over 40 years' worth of experience, and this transfer of skills and knowledge is not only vital to the success of our new employees, but to our business overall," Ms Winsor said.  

The supervising mentors remain with the apprentices and trainees for the entirety of their tenure, and trade mentors provide day-to-day direction and support.  

The program also offers apprentices and trainees unique opportunities to work on exciting projects amongst world-class infrastructure and equipment including the largest fleet of dozers in the southern hemisphere.  

For more information about GPC's Apprentice and Trainee program, please contact GPC's Recruitment team on 07 4976 1686 or email recruitment@gpcl.com.au.   



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