On Thursday 21 November Ampcontrol welcomed 14 new Apprentices into the business across NSW and QLD following a record intake application process.
Each year Ampcontrol offers a range of apprenticeships in the areas of engineering, technology, mechanical and manufacturing. The most recent intake attracted over 800 applications, an increase of 138% on last year. Of these applicants over 15% were female and 10% were Indigenous.
Following a rigorous recruitment process, including two rounds of interviews and skills testing (online and on-site), the 2020 cohort has already shown great talent and determination to secure one of the heavily sought-after positions.
In keeping with longstanding Ampcontrol tradition in the Hunter region, the new NSW group of Apprentices together with friends and family attended a celebratory morning tea with CEO Rod Henderson and Co-Founder Peter Cockbain to receive their uniforms and toured various worksites.
Having both started their careers as Apprentices, Rod and Peter spoke of the career opportunities and pathways that lay in front of them at Ampcontrol.
The group also heard from Chief Technology Officer, Tim Wylie, on the incredible innovation taking place at Ampcontrol, as well as personal insights from three current Apprentices – Sophie Chaffey (3rd Year), Thomas Newman (4th Year) and Joshua French (4th Year).
A similar event will be held for our QLD Apprentices in the new year.
If you’d like to find out more about our 2021 Apprentice Program, head to our careers page and join our talent community to keep up to date with the latest updates.