Electrical, mechanical apprentices over the moon

RECRUIT Chloe Harris is over the moon.
Nanjing Night Net

The electrical trainee is one of eight new apprentices who’ll be launching their careers in the mining industry at Coal & Allied’s Hunter Valley Operations and Mount Thorley Warkworth mines.

James Shiner, Chloe Harris, Brett Crebert, Corey Taggart and, front, Brad Kirkwood, Maddi Clark and Caitlin Folpp.

The novices are employed through training provider SKILLED andcomplete four-year electrical ormechanical apprenticeships with the open cut coal mines.

“I was so excited when I heard I had an apprenticeship with Coal & Allied and to get one now, especially when the mining industry has slowed, is such a great opportunity,” Miss Harris said.

“I think I told everybody I knew.

“When I was looking for jobs, I’d heard Coal & Allied’s apprenticeship wasreally good because you get a broad range of experience from working at both Mount Thorley Warkworth and Hunter Valley Operations and you meet a huge number of people who you can learn from.

“This opportunity has motivated me to put in 110 per cent to get my Certificate 3 in Electrotechnology and do everything I can to further my career.”

Mount Thorley Warkworth general manager operations Mark Rodgers said Coal & Allied was pleased to welcome the eight locals to the company.

“With the support of our group training partner SKILLED, the new apprentices will receive training and hands onexperience in a safe and supportiveenvironment for their chosen trades,” he said.

“The program provides apprentices with a great start in the mining industry and it allows Coal & Allied to tap into a pool of talented workers, consequently building capacity in the Hunter Valley.

“Our apprenticeship program isjust one of the ways Coal & Allied iscommitted to providing employment opportunities for young people in the region.”

Apprentices complete a six-month study period at the Hunter Institute Muswellbrook Mining Industry Skills Centre where they also learn valuable life skills such as driving, safetyawareness and financial management.

The new recruits will join 29 other apprentices already undertakingtraining at Hunter Valley Operations and Mount Thorley Warkworth.

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