Comet Bay College 2018 graduate Taylah Lutey has landed a dream apprenticeship thanks to NETTS – the National Energy Technicians Training Scheme.
NETTS is a collaboration between Programmed and other major oil and gas organisations, including Santos, Shell, Woodside, Vermilion and INPEX, which is working to build a skilled workforce for the future.
Taylah, who was enrolled in our VET/STEP program, said the four-year apprenticeship would enable her to become a fully-qualified process operator, mechanical fitter or instrumentation electrician with both local and FIFO experience.
“Towards the end of year 12, I was told of an apprenticeship called the NETTS program that took on school-leavers to help train them up to become the new employees of big oil and gas companies,” the 18-year-old said.
“I thought the opportunity seemed once in a lifetime. I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I graduated, but I knew that it wouldn’t hurt to apply.
“With the help of my family and teachers, I got through each stage of the application process and started my apprenticeship on February 29, 2019.”
Taylah said girls accounted for 44 per cent of NETTS apprentices, which is helping to diversify and change the face of the mining industry.
“In the 2019 intake, there are 11 females and 9 males, showing that the girls are just as capable and welcome in the industry as the guys!” she said.
“I believe this program needs to be advertised as the future of the industry depends on people who may not know of this opportunity.”
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