Jul 17, 2019

Sweet opportunity to enter a trade

Sweet opportunity to enter a trade First-year electrical apprentice Samantha Robino.

Wilmar Sugar Australia has launched the recruitment drive for its next intake of apprentices, with 33 new positions up for grabs.

Training and development manager Scott Young said applications were open for the 2020 apprenticeship intake at Wilmar’s eight sugar mills and Sarina BioEthanol Distillery.

“We’re offering apprenticeships across a range of trade disciplines – electrical, fitting and turning, boilermaking, and diesel fitting,” Mr Young said

“It’s a great opportunity for people in the regions to get into a high-tech career with Australia’s largest sugar manufacturer. Plus they get to earn while they learn.”

There are 17 positions going in the Burdekin, six in the Herbert region, four at Proserpine Mill, five at Plane Creek Mill and one at the Sarina BioEthanol Distillery.

First-year electrical apprentice Samantha Robino is among those already learning their trade at Wilmar’s Herbert mills.

The Ingham resident is also completing an Associate Degree of Engineering through the University of Southern Queensland.

Miss Robino said she loved learning on the job and being exposed to a wide variety of work in a high-tech industrial environment.

“You get to learn from expert tradesmen. They’re approachable, they’re knowledgeable and they place a big focus on safety. I really feel like I’m being trained well.”

Applications for Wilmar’s 2020 apprenticeships are open until August 4. Search ‘Wilmar Careers’ to apply online.

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