Rio Tinto employs 19 first-year apprentices in Gladstone!

Rio Tinto employs 19 first-year apprentices in Gladstone!

Nineteen new first-year apprentices are ready to begin careers in the aluminium industry with Rio Tinto’s three Gladstone operations – QAL, Boyne Smelters and Yarwun.

These new local apprentices will be joining 71 other apprentices studying electrical instrumentation, fitting and turning and boilermaking across the three companies.

During their four or five-year trades, they will gain practical, on-the-job training and formal qualifications delivered through CQUniversity. The group will also be provided with mentors to assist them with challenges and inspire them throughout their training.

Rio Tinto Gladstone Communities & Communications manager Kylie Devine-Hewitt said “Apprentices are a valued part of Rio Tinto’s future in Gladstone and we are pleased to welcome these 19 enthusiastic team members to our business. Their eagerness, fresh ideas and different backgrounds will continue to help us to build diversity in the workplace that benefits our entire operation. We are pleased to be able to support local youth employment in our region and look forward to supporting their future career journeys.”

A huge congratulations to:

Yarwun apprentices Jade Cassar, Issac Blackaby, Joshua Davison, Katie Rowe

QAL apprentices Sarah Cassidy, Sidney Stuart, Tameeka Burrows, Aidan Dunkovic, Kye O’reilly, Connor Dromgoole and Kaine Dredge.

Boyne Smelters apprentices Brock Guymer, Jet Cavanagh, Joshua Hurst, Mackenzie Guest, Jack Scott, Alex Pedwell, Max Woods and Jacob Lumsden.

We wish you all the best with your apprenticeships!