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Welcoming the Next Generation of Programmed’s West Region Delivery Team

Nov 8, 2022

Programmed strives to empower the youth and provide them with opportunities to grow. Through our Water Academy, we are thrilled to welcome the next generation of our operational maintenance staff for our Sydney Water partnership.

After many months of preparation and behind-the-scenes planning from our Operational Maintenance leadership team, Kyle, Christian, Jack, and Nathaniel have now begun their journey with the West Region Delivery Team at Preston’s Depot.

Moreover, another two 1st year fitter apprentices, Darcy Lynch and Jayden Boyd will join the team on the 14th of November.

The apprentice team

(Kyle Kirby – 3rd year Electrician, Christian Nascimben – 3rd year Electrician,
Jack Mesa – 3rd year Electrician, Matthew Casha – Electrical Tradesman, Nathaniel Burgess – 4th year Electrician)

On their first day, the team were introduced to, various systems and processes required for their daily tasks and general understanding of the work they were about to undertake in their apprenticeships. They have also completed both the inductions for Programmed’s West Region Delivery Team and Sydney Water, ensuring all are familiar with the safety processes. 

On Day Two the apprentices continued learning the ropes through further familiarisation of our safety systems. Afterwards, this was followed by a site visit to the Sewer Pump Station in Dunheved and then capping of the day at the heartland of the West Region, St Mary’s Water Recycling Plant. 

Following in the footsteps of a giant, Operational Maintenance Supervisor Darren Mackey took the apprentice team for a site tour of St Mary’s West Region Plant.

As part of Water Academy’s apprenticeship program, our apprentices will now spend a period of time in both the network and treatment areas of the Programmed’s Operational Maintenance business with Sydney Water alongside our more experienced Trades staff.

We’re so excited to have all these young people onboard and to see how eager they are to learn too!

You can discover more about the Water Academy and our Water initiatives here where you will find stories, news updates and more.

Over the past decade, Programmed have employed more than 8,500 apprentices and trainees, assisting each person to become qualified for the career they desire. Each year we support more than 1,500 trainees and apprentices and help over 6,000 people to complete training courses.

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