Wilmar's 2019 first-year apprentices (back row) Jyv Petersen, William Bosworth, Jarad Erkkila, Jayden Vaccher, Xan Rowlands, Ben Collinson, Kevin Walton, Reegan Curtis, Seth Harris, Mark Carrara, Samuel Swords, Seth Pugh, Rhyle Burton. (FRONT ROW) Kieran Forde, Dominick Elliot, Casey Stephenson, Cameron Casella, Jazmine Cook, Jayden Oliver, Ryan Hartwell, Angus Maltby, Adam Mottin, Samantha Robino, Michael Hall, Kaide Chapman and Jack Pelleri. (Absent) Aiden Contzonis, Jared Butterworth, Joe Vass, Adam Van Dalen and Christopher Lester.
Wilmar's 2019 first-year apprentices (back row) Jyv Petersen, William Bosworth, Jarad Erkkila, Jayden Vaccher, Xan Rowlands, Ben Collinson, Kevin Walton, Reegan Curtis, Seth Harris, Mark Carrara, Samuel Swords, Seth Pugh, Rhyle Burton. (FRONT ROW) Kieran Forde, Dominick Elliot, Casey Stephenson, Cameron Casella, Jazmine Cook, Jayden Oliver, Ryan Hartwell, Angus Maltby, Adam Mottin, Samantha Robino, Michael Hall, Kaide Chapman and Jack Pelleri. (Absent) Aiden Contzonis, Jared Butterworth, Joe Vass, Adam Van Dalen and Christopher Lester. Cameron Laird

New recruits start work at Wilmar mills

DOZENS of recruits will begin careers in the sugar industry this week, with Wilmar Sugar Australia signing up 32 new apprentices.

After completing two weeks of safety training in the Burdekin, the recruits began work at Wilmar mills across north Queensland on Monday.

Training superintendent Scott Young said the budding electricians, fitter and turners, diesel fitters, boilermakers and instrumentation fitter would have the benefit of learning their trades in both workshop and factory environments.

"An apprenticeship with Wilmar means you'll be properly trained in safe work practices, be involved in multi-million dollar projects, and get to work closely with other trade disciplines to achieve results,” Mr Young said.

"Safety is the number one priority at Wilmar, and we're proud to be able to provide our apprentices with lifelong safety skills from the very start of their careers.”

Mr Young said eight of the new recruits would be based at Plane Creek Mill, three at Proserpine Mill, seven in the Herbert region and 14 in the Burdekin region. They'll join more than 100 apprentices already in training.

"We're excited to welcome this year's apprenticeship intake to our eight sugar mills,” Mr Young said.

"Wilmar is committed to keeping jobs local. We're proud of the training opportunities we're able to provide to young people in our sugar milling regions each year.”



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