2021 Apprentices Welcomed to Hastings Deering

04 February 2021

The 2021 Apprentices Welcomed into Hasting Deerings

This week 40 new apprentices started their careers with Hastings Deering and were officially welcomed at our Bellrick Street Training Facility.   

Hastings Deering received 2695 applications for the 2021 intake, 1000 of these applications came in the first week alone. 

40 positions were offered with roles including; Fitters (Diesel, Mechanical and Electrical), Auto Electricians, Engine Reconditioner and Boilermakers.

Hastings Deering chief operating officer Mark Scott said apprenticeships continued to be highly sought after with applications up 30% on 2020 which was also a record year, up 26% on the intake applications for 2019. Across its operations in Queensland and the Northern Territory, Hastings Deering is currently training more than 200 apprentices.

Mr Scott said the majority of applications were for diesel fitter and auto electrician apprenticeships.  

“The diesel fitter apprenticeship is clearly the applicant’s preferred trade across all our locations,” he said. “Our focus was again to target a diverse range of people for our apprenticeship program which has been showing significant success.

“Mackay and Rockhampton apprentices again dominated the group. This is driven both by the calibre of the applicants as well as our pipeline of work in the regions, linked to the resources’ sector as well as supporting the construction industry. 

“The high number of applications is also a reflection of our commitment to promoting STEM by actively partnering with the Queensland Resources Council and their Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy program which reaches 80 affiliated schools from as far north as Mount Isa and Townsville, to Central Queensland and the Coalfields as well as Brisbane in the South East. 

“Hastings Deering continues to take a long-term view when it comes to investing in the training and development of its people and working with world-class Caterpillar machinery, our apprentices learn about the repair, servicing and maintenance of a massive range of equipment, engines and power systems.”

The Apprentices will complete their 7-day induction course at Bellrick Street before returning to their respective Business Centres. 

Learn more about the 2022 intake - Apprenticeships at Hastings Deering

 

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