Armadale graduate powering to engineering career


Graduate engineer Nathan Mazoue with Energy Minister Mike Nahan.
Graduate engineer Nathan Mazoue with Energy Minister Mike Nahan.

ARMADALE resident Nathan Mazoue is one of the first graduate engineers to participate in an innovative training program at Horizon Power.

The new Graduates@CCI Power Engineering Training Program gives graduates extensive exposure to various engineering career pathways.

“It allows them to develop broad skills in all aspects of power engineering including design, generation, distribution and retail,” Horizon Power managing director Frank Tudor said.

Horizon Power is collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) and Engineers Australia to deliver the industry-first training program for graduate engineers.

Mr Tudor said the unique collaboration enables graduates to gain practical, hands-on experience while contributing to the achievement of a variety of projects within the business.

Mr Mazoue said he was grateful for the opportunity to develop a range of professional and technical skills in the power industry, which will enhance his career prospects.

“I am really enjoying the experience of applying my university studies to real life situations and engaging in a range of interesting and challenging projects.”

CCI chief executive Deidre Willmott said the three-year program was designed to give graduates the chance to explore different pathways at the start of their career.

The program’s practical experience is supported by a professional development program, designed and delivered by Engineers Australia.

General Manager WA Engineers Australia Susan Kreemer Pickford said the program was an important part of its work to nurture the next generation of innovative engineers and reinforcing the integrity of the profession.