The new first year apprentices are (from back) Zak Karran, Jack Lingard, Jack Pashley, Jack Cameron, (front) Ben Dingle, Sam Powell and Luke Freeman. Photo Contributed
The new first year apprentices are (from back) Zak Karran, Jack Lingard, Jack Pashley, Jack Cameron, (front) Ben Dingle, Sam Powell and Luke Freeman. Photo Contributed Contributed

Seven win sought-after apprenticeships at power station

SEVEN new apprentices - all from the Gladstone region - have kick-started their working careers at NRG Gladstone Power Station this year.

They were among 277 people who applied for the apprenticeships, and out of those 48 were interviewed, with seven employed across electrical, mechanical and fabrication trades.

The apprentices' initial training will focus on ensuring they have a basic level of skills with a focus on safe work practices. This provides a lead into further skills development via on-the-job training in NRG's maintenance workgroups.

NRG training and development specialist Steve Ebenestelli said NRG remained committed to providing opportunities for the region's youth by offering apprenticeship training.

"This commitment to training our youth is an investment that has benefits for both the power station and the community in general by helping to provide a skilled workforce for the future," he said.

"NRG apprentices are provided with a fabulous opportunity to develop their skills in a very supportive and diverse work environment."

APPRENTICES

  • New in 2014: 7
  • Currently onsite: 34
  • Total since 1976: 483


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