Alcoa offering 20 apprenticeships

Secret Harbour resident and Alcoa apprentice Paige Calvert .
Secret Harbour resident and Alcoa apprentice Paige Calvert .

ALCOA has launched its 2020 apprenticeship recruitment campaign, which runs until July 15.

Apprentices play an important role in the alumina producer’s future.

The company hopes to recruit more than 20 apprentices to commence in January 2020.

Four-year apprenticeships are on offer in the trade categories: mechanical fitters, fabricators / welders, heavy duty plant mechanics and industrial electrical instrumentation technicians.

Alcoa’s ongoing commitment to training and providing different job opportunities during an employee’s career add to the value apprentices place on the program.

Secret Harbour resident Paige Calvert is a first-year electrical instrumentation apprentice at Alcoa’s Kwinana Alumina Refinery.

“This apprenticeship has set me on a clear career path which I did not imagine possible before starting at Alcoa,” she said.

“I work for a renowned global company which cares about its people and the environment and I’m learning a trade I’m passionate about; I just feel so lucky.”

Human Resources director Kath Soumanis the company was seeking people who were motivated, positive and committed to learning.

“We look for people with demonstrated problem solving and communication skills and who like to broaden their horizons by being involved in their communities and other activities,” she said.

Ms Soumanis said Alcoa offered a diverse and inclusive workplace which supports women, people of different backgrounds and those with a variety of skills and life experiences.

“We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse range of top talent so our success continues for generations to come,” she said.