Construction support company opens applications for 40 apprenticeships

Mining and construction support company Hastings Deering will open applications for its 2021 apprenticeship intake on Monday (June 8) calling on would-be apprentices to ‘unearth your potential’ for 40 new positions.

As the world adjusts to the changes brought about by COVID-19, Hastings Deering’s apprentice intake campaign looks to celebrate hope for the future.

There are five trades on offer across nine Hastings Deering workshops including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Mt Isa, Darwin and Alice Springs.

Hastings Deering’s General Manager-People and External Affairs Vincent Cosgrove said the company was keen to increase applications from regional areas with clear focus again on improving flexibility and inclusion within its workforce.

“Our tagline, ‘unearth your potential’ speaks to our diverse audience of all ages and is a reminder that a career at Hastings Deering is multi-dimensional,” Mr. Cosgrove said.

“Of our 2020 intake, 49 per cent were mature age (21 or over), so we want to encourage all applicants that you are never too old to start a new career. It also included 13 per cent female and seven per cent indigenous apprentices. We are on the hunt to find those people passionate about reaching their potential and driven to be a part of a business with a people focus and diverse opportunities.”

The 40 positions are apprenticeships for diesel fitters in all nine locations, boilermakers and mechanical fitters in Mackay, auto electricians in Brisbane, Darwin, Mackay and Rockhampton and engine reconditioners in Rockhampton.

Mr. Cosgrove said while the 2021 intake offered fewer places than in previous years, this was not due to the COVID-19 just the usual ‘ebb and flow’ of business.

“We are committed to replenishing the talent pipeline and creating a diverse workforce,” he said.

“We do not want applicants to feel under the pump that these positions are coveted, but it is important to put your best into your application right from the start.”

Mr. Cosgrove encouraged applicants to include life experience and extra-curricular activities in the application.

“All of these things talk to us about your skills, holding down a part time job while at school shows you can multi-task and even being in a charity fun run shows community spirit – attributes all important for future employees.”

Applications can be made online and the apprenticeships are for four years with the ability to complete earlier. All apprentices receive a nationally recognised qualification. Applications close midnight July 5.

Candidates can also learn more about apprenticeship opportunities, access the FAQ’s and top tips on applying by visiting the following links:

Working with Hastings Deering

Top tips for applicants

Apprenticeship FAQ’s

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