Westernport Water provides valuable experience for students

Westernport Water has employed two university students for extended work placement as part of its participation in Monash University Gippsland Campus’ Industry Placement Program.

The students began in July 2011 and have been working as full-time employees of Westernport Water. They are scheduled to finish in February 2012 and have taken part in several key projects and initiatives like the creation of the new Westernport Water logo, website management, and communications work on the Phillip Island Recycled Water Scheme.
According to Managing Director Murray Jackson, “The students have been a great asset to our organisation, applying themselves to every task with enthusiasm and energy. We hope they have gained some valuable experience and insight into how large corporations operate.”
“We would like to thank the students for all their hard work and Monash University for allowing us to work with them, providing us with the opportunity to support rural tertiary education.”
The Industry Placement Program is designed to give students first-hand experience in a full-time employment position and provide a counterpoint to university studies.
Additionally, Westernport Water offers a number of opportunities for locals including traineeships, cadetships and scholarships which all offer employment opportunities. A Tertiary Scholarship Program is also available for students about to undertake an engineering degree at university, providing funds for study materials as well as the chance for paid vacation work.
“We are pleased to provide a range of training opportunities for local students and encourage other employers to utilize the Tertiary Scholarship and Industry Placement Programs on offer,” said Mr Jackson.
To apply for the program or for more information about any of the above, please contact General Manager – Employee and Customer Relations Merryl Todd on 1300 720 711 or email mtodd@westernportwater.com.au.
Check out our ‘Careers and scholarships’ section for more details.