In recent months, LGM Industries has had the opportunity to host two work placement students from Australind Senior High School.
LGM Industries values the opportunity to have students join our team on work placement. During their time with us, each student is actively involved and given the chance to learn a variety of different skills.
From an educational perspective, this program assists students to gain experience in an industry of interest and an opportunity to develop generic work-related skills that are transferable and vital to all forms of employment including the opportunity to:
- Explore further career pathways
- Develop specific workplace knowledge and skills
- Develop attitudes valued within work environments
- Experience specific technical skills
Andrew Lardner, General Manager LGM Industries commended the work placement program.
“Young people need the opportunity to experience different workplaces and try their hand at new skills, especially as they make decisions about their future career options.
“Participating in this program has been beneficial for everyone involved and I know our team really enjoy sharing their knowledge with each young and enthusiastic student,” he said.
During his work placement, Australind Senior High School student Jarrad Roberts said it was good to know that if he worked hard, he could build a well-paying career in the future.
“It was fun learning so much during my placement and helping with what needed to be done in the workshop,” he said.
Jasper Jeffery, also from Australind Senior High School said while on my work placement I learnt how to weld, grind and use tooling.
“I most enjoyed being taught how to weld and my time at LGM has helped me in finding a possible career.
Currently three of LGM’s apprentices originally started with LGM on a work placement.
Third Year Apprentice, Mitchel Brolsma took part in a 12 month work placement through Manea Senior College and fellow Third Year Apprentice, James Fisher also completed work experience prior to gaining an apprenticeship.
First Year Apprentice, Zach Smith undertook a 12 month work placement through Bunbury Senior High School before joining LGM.