June 17, 2018

Alcoa recruiting trainees and apprentices now

Alcoa is now recruiting trainees and apprentices, continuing its proud history of providing jobs and growth in the South West and Peel regions.

Alcoa apprentice Megan Phillips
Alcoa second year Electrical Instrumentation Apprentice Megan Phillips.

Process Plant Operator Traineeships are on offer at the Wagerup Alumina Refinery. The 18-month traineeship combines on the job competency based training working in a challenging and high-tech environment while undertaking TAFE studies. High performing trainees will achieve a nationally recognised Certificate III Process Plant Operations qualification.

Motivated, safety conscious, positive people who are committed to excellence and a willingness to learn are also sought for apprentice positions at Alcoa’s alumina refineries in Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup and bauxite mines in Huntly and Willowdale.

First class apprentice training, which could open a world of career opportunities, is being offered for industrial electrical instrumentation technicians, mechanical fitters, fabricators/welders and heavy-duty plant mechanics.

"We look for people with demonstrated problem solving and communication skills and who like to broaden their horizons by being involved in their communities and other activities," Alcoa Human Resources Director Brian Doy said.

"Apprentices and trainees play an important role in Alcoa’s future. Alcoa has a proud history in Western Australia and the Peel/South West regions, employing more than 3750 people and contributing hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the WA economy.

"We are focused on remaining internationally competitive so we can continue to attract investment and provide jobs for future generations."

Mr Doy said Alcoa offered a diverse and inclusive workplace. The company has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 16 consecutive years and was committed to attracting, retaining and promoting women. Alcoa is also recognised by Pride in Diversity as a Bronze Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.

To find out more about Alcoa’s apprenticeship and traineeship recruitment visit www.alcoa.com.au/recruitingnow.



Media contact

Sonia Nolan, Senior Communications Adviser, 0401 034 103, sonia.nolan@alcoa.com.au

Jane McGuire, Senior Communications Adviser, 0410 694 676, jane.mcguire@alcoa.com.au

Editor’s note

Alcoa has a proud history in Western Australia which it hopes to continue by remaining internationally competitive, attracting ongoing investment and providing jobs for future growth.

  • Alcoa employs more than 3,750 people in WA – about 2,000 live in the Peel region
  • Alcoa spends $635 million annually in wages, salaries and benefits in WA
  • Alcoa invests $1.39 billion in operating and capital expenditure annually in WA
  • Alcoa pays $366 million in taxes (State and Federal) annually
  • Alcoa invests $3.6 million in community contributions annually in WA
  • More than 75 per cent of Alcoa of Australia’s total annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. Visit us online on www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.