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25 alcoa years
Each year, countless Alcoa employees rack up an impressive milestone of 25 years continuous service with our company.

Luka Sevelj retired from Alcoa just weeks ago, but actually spent a lot longer with us than 25 years.

Having spent 1973 and 1974 at Pinjarra Refinery, and after a hiatus, Luka returned to Alcoa’s Wagerup Refinery in 1984. Until retirement he was one of our Group Leaders.

Luka, who was born and still lives in Pinjarra, said he stayed with Alcoa for all those years because he believes it’s a company that looks after its people.

Luka insists the highlight of his time at Alcoa was simply “working with a lot of great people.”

“I’d like to thank Alcoa for the lifestyle I have been privileged to enjoy,” he said.

More than 60% of our people have been with us for more than 10 years. We even have several second and third generation employees.

We wish Luka all the best as he embarks on his next chapter in retirement.

point henry employees cook up a storm at salvation army
Alcoa employees lent a hand to those in need when they volunteered at the Salvation Army Northside Geelong Community Centre.

The activity was part of Alcoa’s Making the Link program, which allows each Point Henry employee one working day per year to spend on a community project.
The Centre provides a broad range of services to disadvantaged people in need of support. Among its many services, each Thursday the Centre provides an affordable, nutritious meal to members of the local community, and also the opportunity for social engagement, friendship and fun. 

On a recent Thursday, Alcoa volunteers prepared lunch, chatted to guests and toured the facilities.
Captain Andrew Walton from Salvation Army Northside said Alcoa’s support enabled the regular volunteers to take a well earned break.
BacLinks organised the volunteering day for Alcoa’s employees, and BacLinks Manager Sheree Holdsworth said: “It is encouraging to see support from business extending beyond financial contributions to participation at an employee level in community activities.”

“There are so many ways businesses can contribute to their local community, from workplace volunteering and in-kind support, to the sharing of resources and collection of goods. And they don’t have to be as large as Alcoa – everyone can provide something of worth to assist those in need in our community. The possibilities are endless.”

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Luka (front, centre) and colleagues from Wagerup Refinery at his farewell recently

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