Bauxite and alumina producer Alcoa is seeking its latest round of trainees from the South West regions to start work at one of their three refineries, including the nearby Kwinana Alumina Refinery. More than 30 apprentices will be recruited for the nationally accredited four-year training program. Ashleigh Banks from Waikiki secured a mechanical apprenticeship at Alcoa’s Kwinana refinery and said being so close to home was a huge bonus. “Being able to go home after every shift has been great and allows me to stay close to my family,” she said. “I have learned so much already in the first six months of my apprenticeship and really want to get my trade qualification and start my career as a mechanical fitter. “To anyone considering applying for an apprenticeship at Alcoa, I couldn’t recommend it more highly. It’s a great opportunity that can set you up for life. “This apprenticeship is exactly what I wanted to do and what’s even better is I get paid to learn and meet amazing people who are as passionate as I am.” Successful applicants will start in January 2024 and will be qualified as a mechanical fitter, heavy-duty plant mechanic, fabricator/welder, electrical instrumentation technician, or light vehicle mechanic. Applications are open until July 23. For more information head to alcoa.com/apprenticeopps-aus.