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Future leaders pass through Gippsland Water

Nine local students from a range of backgrounds have recently completed a 12 week placement as part of the local water corporation’s Vacation Student Placement.

The students, who all reside in the Gippsland Water region, are studying a diverse range of subjects at universities in Melbourne and locally.

“We had engineering, science, communications, business and law students who bring an enormous level of diversity and enthusiasm in to the business,” said Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, David Mawer.

“As a local corporation it’s very encouraging to not only see the talent of our region’s next generation, but how the skills they are learning can be applied through businesses like Gippsland Water to benefit the region” added Mr. Mawer

Student placement positions become available in spring with candidates shortlisted and interviewed before commencing their placements before Christmas.

While working for Gippsland Water the students are engaged in and sometimes leading projects that have great impact on the organisations functioning and future operation.

“We expect the students to contribute to the organisation in a meaningful way. The placement provides an opportunity for them to put their theoretical knowledge gained at university to practical use in the workplace,” concluded Mr Mawer.

The Student Vacation Placement program will open for applications in September 2015. Details will be listed on the Gippsland Water website.

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