The future looks bright for two young jobseekers learning the ropes of the water industry in Sunbury.
Sunbury’s Cassidy Pitts spent the past few months training in business administration at Western Water’s Macedon Street office.
The 19-year-old recently graduated with a certificate 3 from Swinburne University and hopes to use the skills she picked up on the job for her future career.
“I had really good support from our trainer,” Cassidy said. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I finished school but this experience has given me a lot of skills.”
Classmate Luke Papaevangeliou, of Hillside, obtained his certificate 3 in water industry operations at Western Water and said he was keen to work his way up in the organisation.
Luke is part of the field services team and is responsible for the maintenance of sewer and water pipes and pump stations.
“I’m hoping to stay at Western Water for a long time,” he said.
Customer and community relations general manager Graham Holt said Western Water offers traineeships across many areas of its business.