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Tarong Takes Seven Staff Aboard

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Tarong Site Manager Dennis Franklin with Sharron Coughlan, Cherie Baldacchino, Nathan Hatchett, Ryan Reick, Chloe Sims, Thomas Cameron, Anthony Lindholm, Douglas Canniford, Jacqui Downie and Tarong Production Manager Rob Woodall

March 15, 2016

Seven young people from Kingaroy, Nanango and Blackbutt have begun apprenticeships and traineeships at the Tarong power station.

Tarong Power Stations Site Manager Dennis Franklin said the power station was taking on two more young people than last year, meaning more young local people could get an excellent trade or trainee qualification.

“We are very pleased that the apprenticeships/traineeships have been filled by local young people who don’t need to leave the region to pursue their chosen careers,” he said.

“These new apprentices/trainees will get some of the best training in Queensland and Australia, including being trained to the highest safety standards.”

The new Tarong apprentices and trainees are:

  • Cherie Baldacchino, Kingaroy – electrical apprenticeship
  • Chloe Sims. Nanango – business administration traineeship
  • Jacqui Downie, Nanango – warehousing traineeship
  • Nathan Hatchett, Kingaroy – electrical apprenticeship
  • Douglas Canniford, Blackbutt – mechanical apprenticeship
  • Ryan Reick, Kingaroy – mechanical apprenticeship
  • Anthony Lindholm, Kingaroy – mechanical apprenticeship

Tarong Power Stations is owned by Stanwell Corporation which, in turn, is owned by the Queensland Government.

Stanwell is taking on 14 new apprentices and trainees this year across all its Queensland sites.

When older apprentices and trainees are taken into account, Stanwell will have 37 people learning a trade or warehousing and business administration skills this year, including 17 at Tarong.

Stanwell and the MRAEL training group work very closely together to ensure that all apprentices and trainees complete all their training requirements.

“We are committed to the training and development of future generations of young South Burnett people who want to be involved in heavy industry,” Mr Franklin said.

“We take pride in helping young people from the South Burnett develop valuable skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”

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