Horizon Power is collaborating with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and Engineers Australia in an industry first training program for graduate engineers.
The Graduates@CCI Power Engineering Training Program will allow graduates to develop skills in all aspects of power engineering including design, generation, distribution and retail.
“Horizon Power is proud to be driving innovation in training which will ultimately benefit the industry,” Horizon Power managing director Frank Tudor said.
West Australian energy minister Mike Nahan congratulated the first two students to take part in the program.
“Collaboration of this kind is a fantastic step forward for the energy sector, and I congratulate the first two engineering graduates to take part in the innovative program,” Nahan said.
“This will strengthen the expertise of the power industry and ultimately result in better outcomes for WA consumers.”
Engineering graduates Sanket Wankhede and Nathan Mazoue are undertaking a six-month internship with Horizon Power.
Both said they were grateful for the opportunity to develop skills in the power industry.
“I am really enjoying the experience of applying my university studies to real life situations,” Mazoue said.
CCI chief executive Deidre Willmott said the three-year program is designed to give graduates the chance to explore different pathways in the beginning of their career.
“Rather than specialising early on in their careers, graduates have the opportunity to cultivate a range of skills through their placements with industry leaders,” Willmott said.
“CCI is committed to developing the skills and experience of Western Australia’s future engineers and making it easier for businesses to work with graduates.”
The program’s practical experience is supported by a unique professional development program, designed and delivered by Engineers Australia.
WA Engineers Australia general manager Susan Kreemer Pickford said the program helps graduates gain the key competencies required to achieve chartered status.
“The program is an important part of our work in nurturing the next generation of innovative engineers and reinforcing the integrity of the profession,” Kreemer Pickford said.
To register your interest or for more information please contact Ann Brinkamp on 0439 551 345 or email Graduates@cciwa.com