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20 July 2020

Central Queensland locals could kick-start their careers in the energy industry thanks to Stanwell’s Apprentice and Trainee Program.

Helping generate skills in the region for over 20 years, Stanwell Power Station Site Manager, Angie Zahra, said Stanwell’s Apprentice and Trainee Program offers opportunities for local people of all ages and experience to learn new skills.

“Whether you are seeking a role change or wanting to develop a long-term career in the energy sector, our apprentice and trainee pathway provides you with the opportunity to do this,” Ms Zahra said.

“Learning from experienced employees by undertaking hands-on activities and asking questions about how it all works, means our apprentices and trainees receive real-world experience they will be able to apply in future.

“The opportunities on offer in the 2021 Apprentice and Trainee Program at Stanwell Power Station will provide our next generation of energy industry professionals with the chance to join an industry in the midst of an exciting transition.”

Stanwell Power Station will be recruiting for the following apprentice and trainee roles in 2021:

  • Electrical Instrumentation Apprentice;
  • Mechanical Fitter and Turner Apprentice; and
  • Business Trainee.

Stanwell Chief Executive Officer, Richard Van Breda, said apprentices and trainees will benefit from the experience of working alongside and learning from some of the energy industry’s best.

“Our apprentices and trainees are given access to valuable coaching and mentoring from subject matter experts across our business and are provided with the opportunity to network with our diverse teams,” Mr Van Breda said.

“At Stanwell, we have a proud history of supporting skills development across the regions in which we operate and creating entry-level employment opportunities in the energy and mining industries.

“We appreciate the opportunity to share what we do and to mentor our apprentices and trainees, so they finish the program with a much stronger understanding of the variety of career paths that are available in the industry.”

Applications for Stanwell’s Apprentice and Trainee Program at Stanwell Power Station will open 20 July 2020.

Applications from Indigenous and female applicants are encouraged across all disciplines offered.

To learn more about the opportunities available at Stanwell Power Station, visit


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