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Mt Piper power station welcomes seven new apprentices

Energy Australia has welcomed seven new apprentices from the local Lithgow and Bathurst area to its Mt Piper power station.

Head of Mt Piper, Steve Marshall, said this is double the number of apprentices that the
power station – which provides electricity to over a million New South Wales homes –
usually takes on.

“Bringing on apprentices is a great way for us to build up our future workforce.
“We have workers who have enjoyed long careers at Mt Piper and they’re now thinking
about retirement. They’re looking forward to mentoring new talent, some of whom are
coming straight from high school and others older.

“These new apprentices will get the benefit of learning from people with decades of
experience, and as these workers retire, we’re hoping the apprentices will help fill the

“Once the seven apprentices complete their four years of training, they’ll be fully
qualified tradespeople with long and rewarding careers ahead of them.

“EnergyAustralia is always looking for enthusiastic apprentices. We’d encourage anyone
interested in starting their career at Mt Piper to look out for our local newspaper ads in

“We also hold apprenticeship information afternoons, with the next one scheduled for
September. It’s a great opportunity to come to Mt Piper, tour the power station and learn
what it’s like to be an apprentice here. We also engage with local schools, offering
interested students work experience on site,” said Steve.

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