Big "Score" for apprentices in Gladstone
Published:05 September 2018
CQUniversity Gladstone and Score (Brisbane) Pty Ltd have recently come together in partnership to develop a fitting and turning apprenticeship program, where students undertake the first year of their training at CQUniversity.
CQUniversity Gladstone and Score Group (Brisbane) Pty Ltd have recently come together in partnership to develop a fitting and turning apprenticeship program, where students undertake the first year of their training at CQUniversity.
The first year of the apprenticeship is undertaken off-the-job at CQUniversity Gladstone Campus, utilising the online resources of Score Group (VITAL), in addition to CQUniversity’s resources that are used within the fitting and turning apprenticeship.
The Score Group operates worldwide, providing engineering services within a range of sectors, including oil and gas, nuclear and marine. The Score Group of companies primarily provide services related to valves and industrial gas turbines in addition to training, specialist coatings and cell disruptors.
CQUni Fitting and Machining Teacher Alan Pead said the apprenticeship will go for four years like a normal apprenticeship, but students will have their training and TAFE work done in the first 12 months.
“This will be completed over 12 months and the students will do the bulk of their training during that first year with practical learning in the workshop, as well as theory," he said.
“The remaining three years of the apprenticeship is spent on-the-job at the bespoke valve repair centre in Gladstone.”
Score's HR Administrator Renee Shewan said that Score is deeply committed to the development of young people.
“The apprenticeship program is designed to create local youth employment opportunities with a direct pathway to gaining a nationally recognised Certificate IV in Engineering (Mechanical) qualification,” she said.