The Gen Y tech savvy intern is an integral and well-established component of our business model at OPEC Systems. In addition to bringing fresh ideas to the business, interns make a real difference to workplace output, allowing us to continue to grow and evolve as a company.
From the interns’ perspective, work placements provide them with an opportunity to develop their skills and cultivate a strong work ethic in an engaged and supported team environment, while applying their training in a real-life setting.
An internal restructure has resulted in the creation of two new intern roles at OPEC Systems, and we welcome Ashley Ford and James Dingle to the newly created Energy Group.
Ashley has already worked with OPEC Systems for around 18 months on a casual basis, and rejoins us as a Mechanical Engineering Intern.
Based in our Brisbane Office, Ash has already hit the ground running as he uses his engineering and drafting skills to assist with our high profile PFAS remediation project.
Ash graduated from his Mechanical Engineering and Business Management degree at the Queensland University of Technology in December.
James joined us during October as a Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering Intern, and will graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Sydney in 2019.
His appointment comes to us off the back of a campaign initiated by Energy Group General Manager – Jay Howland, who approached the university seeking intern applicants.
Welcome Ash and James.
UPDATE: Ashley Ford has now graduated and recently moved into a fulltime Mechanical Engineering position as part of the EEP Division. Another great milestone achieved for this former intern. Congratulations Ash