New local apprentices at Eraring
Australia’s largest power station has again committed to educating young local workers, with five new apprentices joining the 23 apprentices and trainees already working at Eraring Power Station.
Origin Energy employs mechanical, electrical and boilermaker apprentices and hosts a number of trainees across Eraring Power Station. The apprenticeships and traineeships consist of a structured training program and work experience which leads to nationally accredited qualifications on successful completion.
Tony Phillips, Eraring Power Station Manager, said that investing in training and education is a key component of Origin’s workforce strategy.
“Eraring plays a crucial role in the state’s energy supply, and we are always seeking to improve our methods and processes in terms of safety, efficiency, quality and environmental impact,” Mr Phillips said. “Apprentices are able to provide a fresh perspective to the work, and with their exposure to the latest training material they are able to assist in keeping the station up to date with leading industry practices.”
The new apprentices, three mechanical and two electrical, commenced at Eraring in January. These apprentices follow the footsteps of Eraring Power Station trainee Josh Lodge, who was named Australia’s top trainee at the 2014 Australian Training Awards.