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Hastings Deering Opens 2021 Apprenticeships

Trading on the future: Hastings Deering opens 2021 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 celebrates ‘hope for the future’, with 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% 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% female and 7% 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.  Applications can be made online.

Mr. Cosgrove said while 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.

“Applicants should be sure to share what life experiences they have and if they are a school leaver include their extra-curricular activities, whether that is sports or helping out a local charity. 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.”

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:

Five tips for making sure your application stands out:

  1. Include an up to date resume outlining any work experience, part-time work, volunteering, hobbies etc.
  2. Include a short cover letter telling us why you are passionate about the apprenticeship you are applying for and how your extra-curricular activities demonstrate this.
  3. Find out as much as you can about Hastings Deering and the apprenticeship and use this knowledge to tailor your application to your own experience.
  4. Make sure your resume and cover letter are formatted well and have been proof read and are free of grammar and spelling mistakes

Take your time and thoroughly complete all questions and attach all requested documents.

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