The 10 new Wide Bay-Burnett apprentices include Corey Neal … back row, third from left (Photo: Ergon Energy)

March 16, 2021

The next generation of electricity industry tradespersons has hit the ground running at Ergon Energy and Energex training centres across Queensland.

Eighty-eight apprentices have joined the State-owned businesses, selected from thousands of applicants.

Sixty have joined Ergon Energy and 28 have joined Energex.

Ergon’s new starters include Murgon’s Corey Neal, one of 10 apprentices in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.

Energy Queensland CEO Rod Duke said the 2021 intake represented a major investment in building skills, resilience and opportunity for communities across the State.

“At a time when local skills and knowhow have never been more important, it’s been fantastic to see the enthusiasm and quality of candidates who are keen to come on board,” he said.

“Our new starters really stood out during the recruitment process in terms of their technical aptitude, how they value safety, and in their genuine desire to contribute to their communities.

“Our 88 new apprentices join over 400 existing apprentices across Ergon and Energex who are at various stages of their training, and this homegrown pipeline of talent is really standing our customers in good stead for many years to come.”

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