Alcoa ups ante for trainees and apprentices to provide more jobs

Alcoa second year Electrical Instrumentation Apprentice Megan Phillips.
Alcoa second year Electrical Instrumentation Apprentice Megan Phillips.

ALCOA will recruit trainees and apprentices for Process Plant Operator Traineeships at the Wagerup Alumina Refinery in an effort to provide jobs in the South-West and Peel regions.

The 18-month traineeship combines on and off the job competency based training while working in a challenging and high-tech environment and undertaking Tafe studies.

High performing trainees will achieve a nationally recognised qualification in Certificate III in Process Plant Operations.

Motivated, safety conscious, positive people who are committed to excellence and a willingness to learn are also sought for apprentice positions at Alcoa’s alumina refineries in Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup and bauxite mines in Huntly and Willowdale.

First class apprentice training will be offered for industrial electrical instrumentation technicians, mechanical fitters, fabricators/welders and heavy-duty plant mechanics.

Alcoa Human Resources Director Brian Doy said they would look for people with demonstrated problem solving and communication skills.

“Apprentices and trainees play an important role in Alcoa’s future,” he said.

“Alcoa has a proud history in Western Australia and the Peel and South West regions, employing more than 3750 people and contributing hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the WA economy.

“We are focused on remaining internationally competitive so we can continue to attract investment and provide jobs for future generations.”

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