Next generation comes through as Timberlink takes on work experience student

Timberlink was delighted to have a work experience student join us over the past couple of months at our Bell Bay site.

Alex, from Launceston College in Tasmania spent a week doing various jobs at the mill and getting a handle on a variety of roles. Work experience is not compulsory at the college, Alex organised it with the help of the school and a contact at the mill.

Alex is doing a variety of subjects at school, including performing arts and so he wanted to get a grounding in the

work force to get a better idea of what he wanted to do in the future. The staff found him to be very motivated and he showed great initiative and energy.

Alex’s teacher, Alana Lane was pleased with how the week went for Alex and thanked Timberlink for the opportunity.

“Work experience is really valuable for students either way, if they like it then that can help them choose their career, but equally if they don’t it can also be really helpful for them to make future choices.”

“Excitingly Alex even got to sit in on some union and safety meetings, he was really happy with that” said Ms Lane.

Head of Recruitment, Ben Stow, said the team had nothing but praise for Alex “Everyone said he was a great kid and we hope that he considers a future in the timber industry.”

Amazingly Alex has lined up another week of work experience in his own school holidays!