Mining and construction support company Hastings Deering will open applications for its 2021 apprenticeship intake on Monday June 8 calling on would-be apprentices for 40 new positions.
Hastings Deering's apprentice intake campaign celebrates 'hope for the future', with five trades on offer across nine Hastings Deering workshops including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa, Darwin and Alice Springs.
Hastings Deering's General Manager-People and External Affairs Vincent Cosgrove said the company was keen to increase applications from regional areas with clear focus again on improving flexibility and inclusion in its workforce.
"Our tagline, 'Unearth Your Potential' speaks to our diverse audience of all ages and is a reminder that a career at Hastings Deering is multi-dimensional," Mr Cosgrove said.
"Of our 2020 intake, 49% were mature age (21 or over), so we want to encourage all applicants that you are never too old to start a new career. It also included 13% female and 7% indigenous apprentices. We are on the hunt to find those people passionate about reaching their potential and driven to be a part of a business with a people focus and diverse opportunities."
The 40 positions are apprenticeships for diesel fitters in all nine locations, boilermakers and mechanical fitters in Mackay, auto electricians in Brisbane, Darwin, Mackay and Rockhampton and engine reconditioners in Rockhampton. Applications can be made online.
Mr Cosgrove said applicants should share what life experiences they have and if they are a school leaver include their extra-curricular activities, whether that is sports or helping out a local charity.
"All of these things talk to us about your skills: holding down a part time job while at school shows you can multi-task and even being in a charity fun run shows community spirit - attributes all important for future employees," he said.
Apprenticeships are for four years with the ability to complete earlier: all apprentices receive a nationally recognised qualification. Applications close midnight July 5.
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