Synergy apprentice receives prestigious award

Wednesday, 28 February, 2024

Synergy apprentice receives prestigious award

A Synergy apprentice has been recognised as Skills Centre Student of the Year at the 2024 Apprentice and Traineeship Company Awards.

Chelsea Smith, a third-year electrical instrument fitter apprentice at Muja Power Station, was commended for her outstanding work ethic and trade skills competency.

Yanqiu Lou, Acting Executive General Manager, Thermal Generation, congratulated Chelsea on winning the prestigious award.

“Throughout her apprenticeship, Chelsea has continually displayed an outstanding level of integrity in her role as an Electrical Instrument Fitter,” Lou said.

“It has been a pleasure to watch Chelsea learn to operate in the energy field safely and effectively while gaining the skills and technical knowledge she needs to achieve a trade qualification.”

Smith was delighted to be recognised for her efforts during her electrical apprenticeship.

“It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing, applying for the apprenticeship. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after high school, but I am so glad I ended up in an apprenticeship at Synergy,” she said.

“I like problem-solving and the hands-on side of my job. I enjoy how my role challenges me and leaves me with a sense of achievement when I go home.”

Synergy offers both mechanical and electrical apprenticeship opportunities at Muja Power Station. During the program, apprentices are supported in their career development and are given both on- and off-the-job training.

Each apprentice is allocated a mentor from their first day at Muja Power Station, to assist them in developing the necessary skills to work safely and productively in a complex environment.

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