Local university and high school students will don hard hats and safety gear today to experience a day in the life of an LNG employee.
Close to 30 students from Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) schools and Central Queensland University are set to attend the specially designed program run by QMEA and Santos GLNG, which will showcase the many career opportunities within the gas industry.
GLNG incorporates the development of CSG resources in the Surat and Bowen Basins in south-east Queensland, a 420-kilometre underground gas transmission pipeline and a two-train liquefaction and storage facility on Curtis Island in Gladstone.
Today the students will catch a crew boat to the island to spend a day onsite with Santos GLNG employees, where staff will give detailed insights to the world of workplace health and safety as well as recruitment and career building in the sector. The students will also meet a wide range of GLNG staff, hear their personal career stories, study choices and how they managed to kick-start their careers with Santos.
QMEA’s Local Project Manager, Tammy Grady, said that it is this type of industry exposure that has an enormous impact on the future career and study choices of a young person.
“The students here today will benefit from this program for years to come,” she said.
“Exposure to the industry and the people working in it, as well as hearing their personal stories, is invaluable for students at this important stage of their life.”
Brenton Hawtin, General Manager of Downstream Operations at Santos also said their staff was ‘very keen’ to take part in the day to pass on their knowledge and experience to the students.
“A long-term supporter of QMEA, Santos GLNG recognises the value these immersive programs have on both senior high school and university students,” he commented.
QMEA is a partnership between the Queensland Resources Council and the Queensland Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program. It has 58 schools throughout Queensland. The students attending today are from Gladstone SHS, Toolooa SHS, Tannum Sands SHS, Chanel College and CQUniversity.