CAREER GOALS: Blair Aspinall has gone from graduate to assistant production superintendent
CAREER GOALS: Blair Aspinall has gone from graduate to assistant production superintendent

SWEET OPPORTUNITY: Wilmar launches 2020 grad program

AUSTRALIA’S largest raw sugar producer is on the lookout for five new engineering graduates to take part in an exciting opportunity.

Wilmar Sugar has launched its 2020 graduate program to boost its engineering ranks in North Queensland, with work across its four milling regions available from next year.

Training and development manager Scott Young said the program would give those about to finish their degree in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering a chance to kick-start their careers.

“Graduates take the theory they’ve learnt throughout their degree and apply it to $4 billion of raw sugar milling assets,” Mr Young said.

Assistant production superintendent Blair Aspinall, who joined Wilmar in 2015 after graduating as a chemical engineer from the University of Queensland, said she was grateful for the experience and exposure she gained through Wilmar’s graduate program.

“It is a fantastic opportunity, where one person organises and guides the graduates through everything during the program,” she said.

“Senior managers were always touching base to see how we were doing and how they could help. The mentoring has been amazing.”

Wilmar is seeking three electrical engineering graduates, one mechanical and one civil engineering graduate for next year’s intake.

Applications close September 30, 2019.

To apply, visit here.