Reflecting on her own experience, Sinade said “with Charlotte starting prep I decided, after prompting by a friend, to try my luck and apply”.
“Luckily they wanted to help me finish it off. I didn’t have to repeat anything just pick up from where I left off, which was awesome.”
She said being given the opportunity to finish her apprenticeship had not only taken a lot of pressure off but Origin’s willingness to help “also gives others the encouragement to keep going and that having kids needn’t hold you back or stop you doing what you love”.
“Getting this job has helped my family tremendously, and has given me the opportunity to finish my apprenticeship doing what I love.”
The help provided to Sinade did not stop with resuming her training.
“Origin is accommodating when it comes to my position and as I have a young family in town they won’t just send me off to another work site for a week at a time and see me being away from Charlotte,” said Sinade, adding that if the option arrived for her to get more experience at other Origin sites, however, “we will have that discussion”.
Origin’s apprenticeship program combines on-the-job learning, professional and technical training, mentoring and career development opportunities within the gas industry.
The program is run in partnership with MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees. MIGAS and Origin have been working together since 2016 to create and promote employment opportunities for the local community and build skills within the region’s key sectors.