PROGRAM: QGC's first group of Pathways apprentices and trainees who joined in January.
PROGRAM: QGC's first group of Pathways apprentices and trainees who joined in January. Contributed

Applications open for QGC

APPLICATIONS for apprenticeships and traineeships with one of the largest gas companies in the Surat Basin have opened.

Shell QGC are offering 12 places in the second intake of their QGC Pathways Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program, across electrical and instrumentation, mechanical, process plant and wellsite operations and warehousing trades.

The program, which began last year, was hailed a success by the gas giant, which then helped 13 people in January gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Tony Nunan, from Shell QGC, encouraged people in the Western Downs region to apply for the program.

"One of the most important considerations for us in recruitment is to ensure we attract people from the local region who will be able to build their career with us or in the industry more generally.

"I am confident we will again attract high-quality applicants from school leavers to mature-aged people looking for the opportunity to kick start a career in natural gas - one of the most innovative industries.

"We want our local workforce to reflect the local communities we work in. We're particularly interested in attracting as many female and Indigenous Australian candidates as we can.”

Mr Nunan said building the workforce in the region, with people who lived in the communities they operated in was an important consideration in the application process.

"It is important for our business to have a pipeline of qualified locals who live and work in the communities where they grew up and where they may want to continue to be part of the community and raise their families,” he said.

Successful applicants will begin the program in January.

More information about the programs and how to apply can be found at www.migas.com.au/qgc- pathways, or at www.shell.com.au/

careers/qgc-pathways.

There will also be community information sessions at these locations:

Dalby

-Myall Youth and Community Centre

-Wednesday, August 15 at 3pm

Chinchilla

-QGC Training Centre

-Wednesday, August 15 at 5:30pm

Tara

-Tara Soldiers Memorial Hall

-Thursday, August 16 at 2pm

Miles

-Leichhardt Centre

-Thursday, August 16 at 5.30pm