Omexom welcomes first, first-year female lineworker apprentice

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Omexom Australia has welcomed its first female first-year lineworker apprentice Issy to its ranks.

Omexom Australia says its apprentice program is an investment in the future of the business, and without the ongoing development of lineworker apprentices, coupled with an ageing workforce, there is the potential for a shortage of skilled personnel in the industry within the next 10 years.

Isabella Manak, Omexom’s first female first-year lineworker apprentice

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“We at Omexom continue to drive this change by ensuring that the next generation of ‘Omexom people’ are ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow,” the company said in a statement.

“As we continue to encourage gender equality, Issy proudly joined Omexom Australia in 2021 after an involved recruitment process. Issy will complete her apprenticeship, Certificate III in ESI—Power Systems—Distribution Overhead to become a lineworker with on the job practical experience combined with her studies at Holmesglen Institute. 

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“Each of our apprentices is assigned a mentor for their development over the four-year apprenticeship period and are supported by the business to gain experience, knowledge and an industry recognised trade qualification in their chosen career. 

“Our success is the result of our people and Omexom continues to attract more women with the right capability to add value to our business, the community and to Australia.”