Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced that 51 new apprentices had joined Western Power this year fostering the energy sector’s growth and development of aspiring talent:
- Western Power welcomes 51 apprentices in four-year placements
- The 2023 apprenticeship program is part of the utility’s drive to provide employment for West Australians, nurture energy industry talent and support economic growth.
The apprenticeship program is run by nationally accredited trainers who are experts in their field with both on and off the job training at Western Power’s RTO (Power Training Services) and TAFEWA.
The 2023 intake includes 34 lineworkers, 13 electricians, three heavy diesel mechanics, and one automotive electrician in a program that is a vital part of Western Power’s drive to continue fostering a strong, knowledgeable workforce now and in the future.
Western Power’s comprehensive apprenticeship, graduate, trainee, and pre-apprenticeship scholarship programs create multiple pathways to a career in an exciting and future-focussed industry.
Comments attributed to Energy Minister Bill Johnston:
“I am thrilled to welcome these new apprentices to Western Power – they are the future of our State’s thriving energy sector, and its pleasing to provide them with the opportunity to gain qualifications, receive hands-on training and practical industry experience.
“Western Power has a long-standing commitment to investing in and supporting employment for Western Australians and providing numerous opportunities for people from all walks of life to gain qualifications, experience and advance their careers in the WA energy sector.
“It’s an exciting time to work for Western Power, as the business continues to leverage new technologies to provide a cleaner, brighter energy supply for the community.”