The second term of the school year for students in the Maranoa region of QLD has been full of learnings from the local Santos Roma team. Students from grades 7-12 were educated by staff from the Roma Regional team about the industry, the history of oil and gas in the region, and the breadth of career pathways available.
Students at St Johns Catholic School participating in this term’s career elective gained some valuable insights into achievement-based resumes and cover letters at a session held in May. As part of a separate presentation for the Exit Pathways Program, older students considering their options post completing school gained an understanding of potential upcoming apprenticeships within Santos and learned tips on how to prepare for the application process.
Santos also supported the Maranoa Careers Expo with several other businesses and organisations. With over 40 stands, hundreds of students from the region were exposed to the various career and training opportunities they can access locally. Our stand focused on our Safety Values and students got to experience planning activities – planning work to protect from harm, understanding risks, controls and barriers etc. To demonstrate the importance of hand safety, students also did an activity unwrapping a lolly while wearing oven mits, highlighting how difficult it is to perform everyday tasks without full use of one’s hands.
Students from Wallumbilla P-10 State School had the opportunity to travel into Roma to experience the BigRig Visitor Information Centre and then headed out to the Roma field to see our operations in real time. After a tour of the compressor station, students got to experience life at Unburri Camp and gained a better understanding of the apprenticeship program and other job opportunities in the industry.
Santos is proud of the initial success of the school engagement initiatives in Term 2 and feedback is demonstrating the clear benefits to students in the Maranoa region and the importance of these types of programs.