Corindi Beach’s  Jackson Molles has started an apprenticeship.
Corindi Beach’s Jackson Molles has started an apprenticeship.

Local to join apprentices

CORINDI Beach local Jackson Molles will play a starring role in the upgrade of the NSW electricity network joining another 150 bright sparks as first-year apprentices with EnergyAustralia.

This year marks 100 years since the start of EnergyAustralia’s apprenticeship program.

The class of 2010 was selected from 3000 applicants to help EnergyAustralia deliver its record $8 billion investment in the electricity network.

EnergyAustralia managing director George Maltabarow welcomed the 151 new apprentices to the program.

“These talented individuals follow in the footsteps of some four thousand apprentices who have trained and worked with EnergyAustralia over the past 100 years,” Mr Maltabarow said.

“We’re proud to offer these new recruits world-class learning facilities and industry-best training.

“Each of our new apprentices will play a role in helping EnergyAustralia deliver the biggest investment our electricity network has ever seen.

“They will be employed on the frontline working to serve local communities in Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter during storms and on major electricity projects.”

EnergyAustralia has recruited more than 1000 apprentices since 2003.

The 2010 apprentice intake includes: 151 first-year apprentices; 73 electrical mechanics; 54 lineworkers; 22 cable jointers, and two motor mechanics aged from 16 to 51 years



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