Training the key for GLNG
SANTOS GLNG takes training programs for their workers very seriously.
The compnay has been working closely with government, industry bodies, and training centres to create opportunities for local people to gain the skills that are required to join the CSG to LNG industry.
Currently involved in 20 training programs and partnerships, ranging from university graduate and school-based training programs, the aim is up-skilling tradespeople and taking on new apprentices of all ages.
In Gladstone, GLNG has undertaken a pre-apprenticeship program over the last six months with 15 people completing their Certificate II in Electro Technology.
The apprentices will eventually work on GLNG's plant but will be sponsored by Santos GLNG in work placements until the LNG plant is up and running.
Also in Gladstone, the major LNG plant and port contractor, Bechtel, is providing apprenticeships through its National Apprenticeship Program. T
he competency-based tailored program offers a trade qualification using recognition of prior learning, gap training and up to 12 weeks of formal training through a registered training organisation.
Five trades are being offered on the Curtis Island site through Bechtel's Adult Apprenticeship Program - Electrical Fitter Mechanic, Instrumentation, Engineering Fabrication (Boiler Maker/Welder), Mechanical Fitter and Carpentry Formworker.
For more information on the National Apprenticeship Program visit the website: www.nationalapprenticeships.com.au