Bauxite and alumina producer Alcoa launches recruitment drive for new apprentices to start in early 2024

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
First year electrical apprentice Imogen Martelli.
Camera IconFirst year electrical apprentice Imogen Martelli. Credit: Alcoa/Supplied

A major employer in the South West and Peel regions has put the call out for those seeking a trades career to join its ranks.

Bauxite and alumina producer Alcoa is looking to take on more than 30 apprentices in its latest round of applications.

The recruits for the four-year training program would be based across the company’s operations in the State, including the Wagerup refinery and Willowdale mine near Waroona.

As part of the drive, Alcoa representatives have been visiting local schools to share information about the program.

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First-year electrical apprentice and Waroona local Imogen Martelli told students at Harvey Senior High School she was finding her experience “extremely rewarding”.

“I know I’m taking an important step in my future and I’d recommend anyone considering applying for the apprenticeship to do so because it’s going to open up so many opportunities and broaden your knowledge,” she said.

The successful applicants would start in January 2024 and will be qualified as either a mechanical fitter, heavy duty plant mechanic, fabricator, electrical instrumentation technician or light vehicle mechanic.

Over the past four years, Alcoa apprentices have won two gold medals at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships and a WA Apprentice of the Year title.

It has trained more than 2500 apprentices, trainees and graduates in the State over the past 60 years, with 123 currently employed.

Application close on July. For more information, visitalcoa.com/apprenticeopps-aus.

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