Central Queensland boys among 61 new Ergon apprentices
JAMIE Marshall, Tom Britt and Jeffrey Goodman are three Central Queenslanders whose career prospects just got a huge boost.
The trio are among Ergon Energy's 61 new apprentices and six trainees.
Ergon's Fitzroy customer delivery manager Brian Dingle said this year's intake continued Ergon Energy's commitment to training the workforce of tomorrow.
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"This apprenticeship intake demonstrates our commitment to retaining the front-line staff we need now and into the future to deliver a safe, reliable and affordable electricity supply to customers," Mr Dingle said.
"The importance of having a highly trained workforce was evident from our response to Cyclone Marcia, with more than 900 field staff from Ergon and other agencies working for almost a fortnight to restore power to about 65,000 customers.
"Most of these crews began their careers in the industry as apprentices, just like this year's intake, and the value and reliance the community places on their work is clear for all to see."
Mr Dingle congratulated this year's apprentices for their success in attaining a position with Ergon from a quality field of 3017 applicants and wished them a rewarding career.
Many of the recruits will work and train in their home towns.