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Energy supplier takes on 58 apprentices

One of the country's biggest electricity suppliers has welcomed its new apprentices, with 58 recruits and nine technical trainees on board.

Ergon Energy has placed seven apprentices in the far north of Queensland, ten will head to the north, the central region will receive 22, while 19 will be based in the south-west.

Ergon Energy chief executive Ian McLeod explained that by taking in all these trainees and apprentices, the company is following through on its commitment to expand the workforce, while serving customers and stakeholders.

He said: "Our latest recruits join Ergon Energy as it maintains a keen focus on operating efficiently to deliver a safe, reliable and affordable electricity supply to customers."

These 58 apprentices were selected from more than 2,000 applicants - and will be stationed in more than 20 locations across Queensland.

State energy minister Mark McArdle applauded the new recruits.

"I would like to congratulate this year's apprentices and trainees for your success in attaining a position with Ergon Energy in 2013, and wish you a rewarding career," he said.

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Posted by Charlie Moore