Osmoflo has its first Electrical Apprentice with Thomas Ravestyn having commenced on Friday 7 April 2017.
With the support of an Apprenticeship Broker from the Education Department, Thomas approached Osmoflo about undertaking an electrical apprenticeship under the supervision of our qualified electricians, including his father, Mark Ravesteyn, who is Osmoflo’s Service and Operations Team Leader.
Reporting to Peter Kanikula, Osmoflo’s Manager, SA Operations & Control Centre, Thomas will undertake his apprenticeship with Osmoflo working 2 days a week at our Burton fabrication facility. For the other 3 days a week Thomas will continue his year 10 studies at Henley High School. The school based apprenticeship scheme forms part of an Australian Government push towards training and apprenticeship initiatives within schools. This will support the employment of young people who wish to pursue their career goals whilst completing their high school studies.
As a professional and progressive company, Osmoflo realises the need for commitment to training and to promoting new skills within the water industry, to our clients and to the community.
The investment by the company in apprentices is seen as a crucial step for the continuous improvement of Osmoflo, to ensure that trade knowledge and practices are upheld and that apprentices can contribute to the stimulation of the industry in future.
Craig Nihill, Osmoflo’s General Manager – Human Resources, said “working within such a specialised industry, Osmoflo’s workforce creates our point of difference. Apprentices and the skills they can bring to the industry will help to drive innovation not only within Osmoflo as the host employer, but within the water industry. It will result in a stimulated and thriving industry that is able to employ skilled professionals well into the future.”
A major benefit to Osmoflo is the future recruitment stream that apprentices provide for the company. An apprentice can be retained for several years through their apprenticeship, they achieve a great qualification at the end and Osmoflo gain an experienced employee with a trade background that will be increasingly valuable to the business and the water treatment industry.
With Thomas undertaking his apprenticeship at Osmoflo’s Burton facility in particular, the company hopes to pave the way for future apprentices in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide, and contribute some good news within an area that has been hit hard with employment downturn in more recent times.
Osmoflo would like to welcome Thomas to our team and hope he enjoys his training journey with us.
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Thomas Ravesteyn, Osmoflo's first ever Electrical Apprentice