New apprentices chosen from 350 who applied to smelter
MORE than 350 people applied for apprenticeships at Boyne Smelters Ltd, with a lucky 14 successful in this year's intake.
Ten school leavers and four adult apprentices were welcomed to the fold last week, including electrical apprentice Jess Grey, who secured an adult apprenticeship after working as a process technician on site for three years.
"Since high school I knew I wanted to do an electrical trade but it's very competitive," she said.
"After school, I thought I should get some industry experience and hoped I could get an apprenticeship down the track, so it's really great to be successful this year."
The apprentices now enter eight weeks of trade training, including theory and hands on work in the site's apprentice training workshop.