Long Island Point Plant Update
David McCord, Long Island Point (LIP) Plant Manager
We’re excited to share that last month Esso Australia and apprenticeship training group WPC were recognised for our innovative and successful apprenticeship program, bringing home the esteemed Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award at the 2021 Australia Training Awards.
The Esso Australia-WPC Mentored Apprenticeship Program supports our ongoing supply of essential energy to Australia, while providing skilled employment opportunities to young Victorians who are local to our operations. It is a valuable program that is actively helping to develop a workforce that will be critical to securing our country’s energy future.
The program enjoys an impressive 100% apprentice retention rate – every apprentice and trainee hired through the program remains on the job with Esso Australia, with many now qualified tradespeople.
Further to this, LIP Plant electrical instrumentation apprentice Charmaine has been invited to participate in the “Today's Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders” program at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, next February.
Charmaine was selected out of hundreds of applicants, and will be one of 22 apprentices and trainees who will participate in this prestigious program. I commend Charmaine for her incredible achievement and hope she finds it a truly rewarding experience.
If you would like more information about our operations or our community initiatives, please feel free to drop me a line at communityANZ@exxonmobil.com.