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Water Industry careers in the making

Three locals from Traralgon and Trafalgar will complete a 24-month Water Industry traineeship thanks to a partnership between Gippsland Water and Apprentices Group Australia.

Corey Rogers and Michael Tulloch (both from Traralgon) and Mae Jobson (from Trafalgar) beat a contingent of over 190 applications to secure their coveted traineeship positions.

The trainees will gain experiences across the organisation including Gippsland Water’s water and wastewater treatment plants, giving them a solid understanding of the water and wastewater treatment processes. They will also attend formal training at the Water Industry Training Centre in Geelong.

“It has been several years since we have offered a traineeship program in our core business of water and waste water. We are delighted to be in a position to do this again”, said Managing Director of Gippsland Water, Mr David Mawer. “This reinforces our commitment to invest in the region, not just in terms of pipes and pumps, but also its people and its future”.

“Everyone knows the importance of that first job as a young adult. I hope these young people use this opportunity as a real launching pad for exciting and rewarding careers,” concluded Mr Mawer.

Grant Sarolea, Field Operations Coordinator at AGA is equally delighted, stating that the trainees will each develop specialised and much sought-after skills throughout their traineeship program. “Our trainees will not only gain valuable hands-on experience, they will also achieve a Certificate III in Water Operations at the conclusion of their traineeship,” Mr Sarolea said.

Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides employment, placement, trade training, and support services to apprentices, trainees, students and businesses.

For information about local traineeship opportunities, contact Apprenticeships Group Australia on 1300 242 000.

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