Years of study finally pays off for four ConocoPhillips trainees

After two years of studies, assessments and onsite practical experience, four ConocoPhillips Australia trainees were officially presented with their formal qualification of Cert III in Process Plant Operations.

Jessica Slavin, David Smith, Trent Hollier and Scott Dinte successfully completed their studies earlier this year through Programmed Skilled Workforce and were presented with their official certificates of completion earlier this month.  

For these four locals, this qualification means much more than a certificate.  

For Scott, it was a career pathway he longed for after 14 years in the Defence Force as an Aircraft Technician.   “I had wanted to work my way into the Oil and Gas industry and the Programmed Traineeship provided that after I left the Defence Force. When we were finally signed off on our qualification, I was both relieved and felt a huge sense of achievement in getting to where I wanted to be.”  

After gaining full-time employment with ConocoPhillips Australia at the Australia Pacific LNG plant on Curtis Island in February, Scott and his family are happy to continue calling Gladstone their home.  

Jessica said “It’s given me a career in an industry with many opportunities. It’s also provided me with knowledge, experience and made me adaptable to change when juggling a career and a family.”      

Karen Bellert, Programmed Training Coordinator, said teamwork was an important aspect of their success.  

“Jess, Dave, Trent and Scott all worked collectively and supported each other, which was key in their achievements. Their can-do attitudes and commitment to the traineeship and to ConocoPhillips Australia made their journey a positive one.”  

We pride ourselves on the value people bring to our business. Our workforce is our asset and we support them in achieving their goals. Congratulations, team!