Young men make mark

Cliff Strahan of Lomwest Enterprises with workers Des Kickett, Rhys Bennett-Corbett, Matt Macintosh, Bevan Torrent, Eric Wynne and Tim Miller.
Cliff Strahan of Lomwest Enterprises with workers Des Kickett, Rhys Bennett-Corbett, Matt Macintosh, Bevan Torrent, Eric Wynne and Tim Miller.

Five young men from Cockburn councillor Lee-Anne Smith’s Halo leadership development agency have scored jobs with Henderson company Lomwest.

Lomwest is known for using recycled tyres and new or recycled concrete to provide retaining and noise walls.

Executive director Cliff Strahan said the company was excited to have the young men on board.

‘Our business makes big, heavy products with a high- quality finish that requires teamwork, situational awareness and attention to detail,’ he said.

‘There is no room for cowboys, show-offs or extroverts. We need people who look out for each other.

‘They have adapted well to the work situation and this gives us confidence that they will successfully develop the skills and attributes of superior job performance and they will derive job satisfaction.’

Mr Strahan said the roles would be part-time initially, but he hoped to train a few as production and site supervisors in the future.

Ms Smith said it was great to see the young men had come a long way in a short amount of time and was proud they had gained employment based on merit.