Ergon recruits locals
WARWICK'S Matthew Roche is among 72 new recruits starting work with Ergon Energy after one of its largest intakes on record.
Matthew, who has been employed as an apprentice distribution linesperson, attended a week-long induction in Brisbane, which included health, safety and environmental awareness training.
Chief executive Ian McLeod said the large intake was a wonderful achievement for the organisation.
"The apprentices were chosen from more 2000 applicants for the sought-after positions," he said.
"The apprenticeships we offer each year reflect the changing needs of our 4600-strong workforce."
Mr McLeod said many of Ergon Energy's recruits hailed from, and would continue to be based in, towns of regional Queensland.
"This means they won't have to leave their homes to find work and they can gain valuable skills in a good, solid trade," he said.
Matthew is joined by Stanthorpe's Brent Woods.