Peel Alcoa apprentices take out most awards

Success: Years of hard work have culminated in awards for apprentices.
Success: Years of hard work have culminated in awards for apprentices.

Peel-based apprentices have taken out seven of 10 awards in the Apprentices of the Year and Safety categories.

With diverse skills in trades across Alcoa's two bauxite mines and three alumina refineries in the Kwinana, Peel and South West regions, a select few were rewarded for their efforts.

Phoebe McSpadden, Riley Jenkinson, Courtney Beckham, Thomas Knowles took out Apprentice of the Year Awards.

While Tyler Dance, Rachael Hazelden, and Jordan Southwell won Safety Awards.

Alcoa operations vice president Michael Gollschewski commended the graduating apprentices as they embark on the beginning of their careers.

"For an apprentice to be awarded the Apprentice of the Year, they will have excelled in detailed logbook entries, training completion and have a strong safety record," he said.

"I am encouraged to see how these graduates have matured and grown as people to find their way in the workplace and it is rewarding to be part of a business that has provided them with this chance - one they have grabbed with both hands."

For more information on Alcoa apprenticeship opportunities, visit www.alcoa.com/apprenticeships.