New apprentices at Mossman Mill

Monday February 9 2015, 1:00pm

Mackay Sugar’s Mossman Mill recently welcomed three new apprentices into its Apprenticeship Program.

The recruits are set to gain a trade in the areas of boilermaking, electrical, and fitting and turning upon completion of the four-year training program.

Upon their commencement, the apprentices participated in an intensive induction program to ensure they can work safely and efficiently on site.

Mackay Sugar’s General Manager Mossman Mill Haydn Slattery said the apprentices will be provided with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to grow and develop in their chosen vocation field.

“Our apprentices get to work in various areas of our mill, which sees them not only involved with sugar manufacturing, but also the production of renewable energy and other products created from the sugar milling process.

“Our apprentices also gain valuable on-the-job knowledge and guidance from our long-term employees,” Mr Slattery said.

The 2015 apprentice intake has lifted Mossman Mill’s number of apprentices to 12.