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Apprenticeships open for 2021

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is on the hunt for keen learners to join Australia’s premier multi-commodity port, with applications opening for the 2021 Apprentice Program this Friday.

The highly sought-after program offers a variety of disciplines, including electrical, diesel fitting, plumbing, mechanical and horticulture to a diverse range of students.

Cheyenne Carr started her electrical apprenticeship last year and said it’s been life-changing.

“I would recommend this program to anyone finishing year 10 or high school and thinking of starting an apprenticeship, GPC has been such a supportive place to learn and develop my skills,” Cheyenne said.

With one in four jobs in the region relying on trade, Acting CEO Craig Walker said GPC’s vision is to build a strong workforce for the next 50-years.

“We are committed to providing outstanding employment outcomes for our apprentices and trainees through our competitive working arrangements, which deliver benefits to our organisation and our employees,” Mr Walker said.

“At GPC we aim to support them to develop world-class skills and expand their horizons, both with us and within the Gladstone community.”

Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher said it’s vital to the recovery of our State to have a skilled workforce.

“It’s fantastic to see the Gladstone Ports Corporation continuing their commitment to providing training and apprenticeship opportunities in the Gladstone region,” Mr Butcher said.

“Our apprentices and trainees will play a valuable role in this economic recovery and the Gladstone Port is a great place to get this on-the-job training,” he said.

Each year GPC employs a number of new apprentices who demonstrate the ability to work safely in heavy industrial environment, have the motivation to learn and develop new skills and work constructively within a team.

The apprentices and trainees will undertake a structured learning program, which includes a variety of training initiatives to enhance their skills and knowledge, improving their future and the future of the local community.

Applications close on 31 July at 4:30pm, and must be submitted through

For information about apprenticeships and traineeships at GPC, email or phone our Recruitment Team on 07 4976 1686.