Stanwell powers-up the careers of local youngsters in the energy industry

12 February 2019

Stanwell Corporation Limited (Stanwell) has welcomed its next generation of energy professionals, with 18 new graduates, apprentices and trainees commencing across the business in early 2019.

A record number of women are among Stanwell’s new recruits, with 39 per cent of the trainees and apprentices, and all five graduates in the Brisbane office also women.

Stanwell Chief Executive Officer, Richard Van Breda said Stanwell was proud to put in place practical initiatives that attract and recruit a more diverse workforce, and recognised that diversity is essential to creating a safe, inclusive and productive workplace.

“We are delighted to welcome the new recruits across our operations, and it’s great to see the increasing number of women committed to learning new skills, and taking on a demanding role in a traditionally male dominated industry,” Mr Van Breda said.

Stanwell’s graduate, apprentice and trainee programs provide valuable opportunities for those embarking on their career to build and develop their professional ability, and obtain an in-depth understanding of the energy industry.

“Many of our employees across Stanwell began their careers in the industry as graduates, apprentices and trainees, and look forward to the opportunity to mentor and share their valuable skills and experiences with our new starters,” he said.

“It is an exciting time to be entering the energy industry, and as they develop the skills of their trade and professions, they will play a part in helping to ensure a reliable and secure supply of energy for Queensland.”

The new apprentices and trainees will be based at Tarong power stations in the South Burnett, Stanwell Power Station near Rockhampton and Kareeya Hydro Power Station near Tully, where they will develop their skills in electrical, instrumentation and mechanical, material handling and processing and business administration, to gain a nationally recognised trade certificate. 

The graduates will be based in the Brisbane office and will participate in the two-year program in a range of disciplines, including energy trading, finance, information and communication technology, and people and culture. Each graduate is provided with advice, support and assistance for career development and training, as well as opportunities to complete team and site rotations across Stanwell’s diverse portfolio.

Stanwell recruits for graduates, apprentices and trainees each year, and encourages those seeking a career in the industry to visit the career section on Stanwell’s website for more information. 

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