Chris with the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce.
Wes with Peter Gooch, Operations Superintendent Cross Border.
Two Santos apprentices have achieved external recognition recently, with Wes Murray a finalist at the South Australian Training Awards and Chris Ferrall selected to take part in the Today's Skills, Tomorrow’s Leaders program.
Wes, a mechanical fitter at Dullingari, was a finalist in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year category at the 2010 South Australian Training Awards recently.
The awards are SA’s peak recognition for vocational education and training, celebrating innovation and excellence in the training sector. They recognise individual achievements and encourage people to realise their potential and build their careers.
Wes joined the Santos Apprenticeship Program as a second-year apprentice fitter through the company’s apprentice and trainee provider, Statewide Group Training. He completed his apprenticeship in May 2010 and was immediately offered a permanent position with Santos at Dullingari as a member of the reliability team.
With the ongoing support of those around him Wes is continuing to increase his knowledge and skills with ongoing study and is committed to further developing his career with Santos.
Chris, a fourth-year mechanical trade apprentice, employed by Statewide Group training and hosted in the Santos Apprenticeship Program, was selected to take part in the recent 2010 Today's Skills, Tomorrow’s Leaders program.
The week-long career development initiative brings together 20 of Australia’s outstanding apprentices and trainees selected from a field of 40,000.
The program is conducted on campus at the Australian Institute of Sport and provides an intense week of leadership training. Each participant was challenged to take their training success to the next level and was given practical tools to make their goals a reality.
During the week, participants visited Parliament House to talk to senior federal ministers, shadow ministers and MPs about issues affecting Australia’s skills development. They also met Australia’s Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce.
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