Western Power hires 19 apprentices as part of latest intake

  • Western Power welcomes 19 apprentices on four-year placements
  • Intake includes line workers, electricians and heavy diesel mechanics
  • Move affirms the Cook Government’s commitment to growing and developing the energy sector’s workforce

Western Power has welcomed 19 new apprentices, reaffirming the Cook Government’s commitment to growing and developing the energy sector’s workforce.

This intake is part of the Government’s commitment to making 50 places available annually to support vocational education and training opportunities at Western Power, and will include 11 line workers, six electricians and two heavy diesel mechanics on four-year placements.

The apprenticeship program is run by nationally accredited expert trainers with both on and off-the-job training at Western Power’s registered training organisation Power Training Services and TAFEWA.

Apprentices hired as part of this latest round will join 56 previously hired apprentices working across Western Power’s graduate, business trainee, and school-based training programs.

A further intake of apprentices and graduates is expected mid-year.

As stated by Energy Minister Reece Whitby:

“These apprentices are the future of Western Australia’s energy sector, and it’s pleasing to provide them with the opportunity to gain qualifications, receive hands-on training, and practical industry experience.

“The Cook Government has a long-standing commitment to investing in and supporting employment for Western Australians.

“This latest intake at Western Power is proof of our Government’s continued commitment to supporting apprentices.”

As stated by Training and Workforce Development Minister Simone McGurk:

“Training changes lives and I thank Western Power for its commitment to employing apprentices as we grow our energy workforce.

“With so many opportunities on offer in the energy sector, there has never been a better time to get into training.

“I hope for these apprentices this is the beginning of an exciting and rewarding career.”

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