Nathan Simonson and Eddie Corlett attend the Bechtel recruitment evening at CQ University, Gladstone.
Nathan Simonson and Eddie Corlett attend the Bechtel recruitment evening at CQ University, Gladstone. Tom Huntley

Local interest in Curtis Island employment still strong

THE number of people who attended the Bechtel recruitment information session last week shows there is still a lot of local interest in employment with the LNG construction projects on Curtis Island.

More than 500 Gladstone locals attended the session at the CQ University to meet the recruitment team, and to find out what skills the projects needed to build three LNG plants.

Bechtel has more than 4000 locals working on the projects and will continue its local employment campaign throughout this year.

Bechtel Gladstone general manager Kevin Berg said the projects were moving into a new phase that required a new range of skilled workers.

Crane operators, riggers, pipe fitters, boilermaker/welders and special class welders are the skilled areas they are  looking for.

Bechtel is also looking for electrical and instrumentation tradespeople, sheet metal workers and laggers, as well as insulators.

Labourers and trades assistants to complement these jobs will also be required. Register at gladstoneprojects.com.



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