New CS Energy apprentices and trainees power ahead

30-Apr-2018 12:52 PM

CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station welcomed four new apprentices and trainees recently and is equipping them with the skills to succeed in Australia’s energy industry.

The apprentices and trainees are a mix of Western Downs locals and people who have moved to the region to gain experience in the industry.
 
Chinchilla local Maddy Volker started a two-year Business Administration Traineeship with CS Energy last week as the first step in pursuing a business career. 
 
“Working at Kogan Creek Power Station offered me a sense of adventure and a future in an industry that I am passionate about,” Maddy said.
 
“Chinchilla has been my home for so many years, there’s no place like it. It’s a growing town and I feel like I’m growing up with it.”
 
Apprentice Mechanical Fitter Will Huth moved his family to Chinchilla to work at Kogan Creek Power Station two years ago, beginning as a Utility Worker and then successfully applying for an adult apprenticeship this year.
 
“My goal was to be able to work for a company that allows me to grow and gain new skills,” Will said. “CS Energy has supported me in this process and Chinchilla has been a great move for my whole family.”
 
Rounding out the four new recruits are Business Administration Trainee Ashleigh Melcer and Mechanical Apprentice Arryn Bills, bringing to seven the total number of apprentices and trainees working at the power station.
 
Kogan Creek Site General Manager Phil Matha said CS Energy employed apprentices and trainees at all four of its sites “as part of our commitment to developing the next generation of the energy industry”.
 
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Photos of the new apprentices and trainees are available on Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9bl66dkwq7kat1p/AACAwa-A0P6URAGnpMNzj-voa?dl=0 
 
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About CS Energy

CS Energy is a Queensland energy company that has more than 400 employees, operates three power stations and has a trading portfolio of 4,035 megawatts.

CS Energy operates the 1,510 megawatt Callide Power Station near Biloela in Central Queensland, the 750 megawatt coal-fired Kogan Creek Power Station, near Chinchilla in South West Queensland and the 500 megawatt pumped storage hydroelectric Wivenhoe Power Station, near Esk in South East Queensland. CS Energy’s coal resources include the Kogan Creek Mine.

The company is also party to the Interconnection and Power Pooling Agreement that entitles the company to trade the output of the Gladstone Power Station in excess of the requirements of the Boyne Aluminium Smelter.

CS Energy Chief Executive Officer Martin Moore is on the Board of the Australian Energy Council, which represents major electricity and gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets.

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