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New apprentice team join Eraring Power Station

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Eraring Power Station 2014 Apprentices: Dean Hansen, Sophie McDevitt, Brad Norton, Kyle Thompson, Matthew Bench, James Purcival, Deklan Flanigan and Mitchell McFadyen

Showing a commitment to skills investment in the region, Eraring Power Station has welcomed eight new apprentices. Eraring Power station is one of the region’s major power stations and can produce up to 20% of the state’s electricity. The new team members comprise three electrical and five mechanical apprentices. The students began work at Origin Energy’s Eraring Power Station in January and will undergo initial training at the Ausgrid Apprentice Training Centre and TAFE NSW before returning in July. This will increase the number of apprentices at Eraring Power Station to 26, in a total workforce of 375. The new group includes three Origin employees reskilling for a new career path and a School Based Apprentice Trainee.Jeff Hogan, Manager Eraring Power Station Operations, said a key component of the Station’s workforce strategy is investing in training and education. “Training is integral in establishing Eraring Power Station as an industry leading generation business providing safe and reliable cost-effective electricity.”