Aimee Lobegeiger proves the power of hard work with Best Apprentice or Trainee Award 

18 December 2023

Aimee Lobegeiger, a first year Stanwell Power Station business trainee, has been named Best Apprentice or Trainee of the year, at the 2023 Rockhampton Best in Business Awards. 

The gala event, staged by Capricorn Enterprise and Capricornia Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Keppel Bay Marina, on Saturday 2 December. 

Aimee, a Business Trainee nearing the end of her first year, finished ahead of eight other nominees for the award. 

Aimee said she was so grateful and proud just be nominated for the award and was over the moon when her name was read out in front of 230 guests at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club. 

“Being a trainee, you tend to not feel confident in your voice or your work and you always question yourself. But knowing that I have such an amazing support system here at Stanwell and knowing my voice is heard and is making a difference for the future of Stanwell is so empowering,” Aimee explained.

“In the short time I have worked at Stanwell I have been inspired by so many, not only in my work, but as a person as well.  I want to thank Stanwell and my mentors for this amazing opportunity.” 

Aimee is only one year into her two-year Certificate IV traineeship, but during that short time she has made a significant contribution to several work teams. 

During her rotation with the Training Team, Aimee played a pivotal role in designing and reviewing the Stanwell Power Station Induction Portal, working closely with the Information Technology team and the wider Health Safety and Environment Training Team to ensure its successful delivery.

In addition to providing administration support during the recent outage, Aimee also raised her hand to work overtime as a member of SPS’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) team, which played a pivotal role in assisting with the outage. 

Stanwell General Manager Central Generation, Angie Zahra said those who had been fortunate enough to work alongside Aimee would not be surprised with her success. 

“The award is a reflection of Aimee’s impeccable administrative skills, her ability to learn and grow and her willingness to stretch her aptitude across a diverse range of teams at the power station,” Ms Zahra said. 

“It is equally a reflection of the time, knowledge and encouragement of Stanwell’s highly skilled people who have mentored Aimee.” 

Amy Smith, Stanwell Health Safety & Environment Manager Training Operations and Aimee Lobegeiger (right) at the awards night.