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wheatstone celebrates trainee triumph

Des Drummond, Wheatstone trainee
At Chevron, we’re proud of the contribution we make to Australia through investing in our suppliers and supporting local employment.

After graduating from the Wheatstone Operations Aboriginal Employment Program, Trainee of the Year Nominee Des Drummond has recently been welcomed as a full-time employee at the Wheatstone LNG Project Supply Base. 

As a member of the team since January 2013, Des is one of several local trainees to gain employment during construction of the Wheatstone LNG Project and progress onto great achievements.

The Wheatstone Operations Aboriginal Employment Program provides Aboriginal people living in Onslow the opportunity to develop important skills and experience necessary for employment within the oil and gas industry.

Through ongoing mentoring and training, Chevron-supported traineeship programs provide on-the-job skills while allowing participants to work towards a formal qualification.

“This new position is not just a tremendous personal achievement, but testament to the impact local engagement has on small communities. Des should be proud to be paving the way for other Onslow locals to gain employment at Wheatstone.”

Burchell Hayes

Chevron Australia Aboriginal Employment Consultant

Wheatstone Supply Base Supervisor Ken Nakervis said Des had worked tirelessly over several years, completing TAFE certificates and practical training to gain the qualifications required for full time employment. 

“Des has really impressed his peers and supervisors with his diligence, professionalism and attention to detail,” said Ken. 

Chevron is committed to bringing together people, resources and expertise to deliver meaningful change on a local level.

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