Re­fin­ery re­cruit­ing for ap­pren­tices


Central Queensland News - - CQ INDUSTRY -

JOB­SEEK­ERS, school-leavers or those search­ing for a start within the in­dus­try field have less than ten days to ap­ply for en­try-level roles at one of Glad­stone’s largest em­ploy­ers.

Rio Tinto Yarwun is re­cruit­ing for its 2018 ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gramme, of­fer­ing roles for me­chan­i­cal fit­ter and turner ap­pren­tice and an elec­tri­cal and in­stru­men­ta­tion ap­pren­tice.

The re­fin­ery’s ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gram, launched in 2005, is a four-year role, but last year all ap­pren­tices who com­pleted their train­ing gained per­ma­nent roles at the site.

The re­cruit­ment phase comes off the back of on­go­ing con­cern for drop­ping ap­pren­tice op­por­tu­ni­ties, a re­sult of the bite of the re­sources down­turn.

La­bor’s Chris Ket­ter says ap­pren­tice num­bers in the seat of Flynn have dropped by 45% since 2013

Mean­while in June The Ob­server con­firmed as few as 19 first year ap­pren­tices were hired this year by some of Glad­stone’s largest em­ploy­ers.

Rio Tinto Yarwun’s proud fourth-year ap­pren­tice Glad­stone man Richie O’Brien said it was an in­valu­able start to his ca­reer.

“The pro­gramme of­fered in­cred­i­ble ex­po­sure to all as­pects of the elec­tri­cal and in­stru­men­ta­tion field,” he said.

“Work­ing in a hands-on role in a world-class fa­cil­ity meant I got to see, un­der­stand and ex­pe­ri­ence all of the equip­ment avail­able at site.”

Rio Tinto Yarwun op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Colin McGib­bon said the “com­plex in­dus­trial site” was proud to help peo­ple gain in­dus­try qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

“This year we have broad­ened our en­try-level re­cruit­ment to also in­clude process tech­ni­cian trainees, grad­u­ates and vacation stu­dents,” he said.

“Our first in­take of five process tech­ni­cian trainees is al­most com­plete and we are com­mit­ted to train­ing lo­cal tal­ent and pro­vid­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

A min­i­mum of Year 12 or equiv­a­lent sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion is re­quired for elec­tri­cal and in­stru­men­ta­tion trades and a min­i­mum of Year 10 is re­quired for me­chan­i­cal trades. All ap­pren­tice­ships are en­try-level roles.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open and will close on Fri­day Septem­ber 22.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply visit www.ri­ot­­reers and search for Ap­pren­tices in Glad­stone.

Also re­cruit­ing is Cen­tral Queens­land Ap­pren­tices and Trainees, which has five ap­pren­tice roles to fill at Stan­well Power Sta­tion.

The ap­pren­tice and train­ing group is a di­vi­sion of Glad­stone Area Group Ap­pren­tices Lim­ited.

There are two first year dual trade elec­tri­cian/in­stru­men­ta­tion ap­pren­tice­ships, two first year me­chan­i­cal fit­ter and turner ap­pren­tice­ships and one first year ware­hous­ing op­er­a­tions trainee­ship avail­able.

Any ques­tions re­gard­ing th­ese roles can be di­rected to the Re­cruit­ment Of­fi­cer for Cen­tral Queens­land Ap­pren­tices and Trainees on email atr@ga­ or by phon­ing 1300 2 GA­GAL. Ap­pli­ca­tions close Septem­ber 22. Email your re­sume and a cov­er­ing let­ter to atr@ga­


JOB READY: Rio Tinto Yarwun ap­pren­tices Richie O’Brien, Alex Smith, Mor­gan Dahl and Zac Piredda are keen to meet the 2018 ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gramme recruits.

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