Cummins recently held a gathering for its new apprentices, as part of the company’s 2023 National Onboarding Program.
On their first day the apprentices were welcomed by Cummins’ Director of Operations, Ben Lister, who shared his hopes and aspirations for their program of learning.
During the two-week program, the apprentices were introduced to Cummins leaders, staff and customers. They also had the unique opportunity to attend site tours at the PACCAR factory and Cummins Filtration.
The 79 apprentices will be located across branches in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Cummins Training Manager, Kate Evans, told Prime Mover that the Apprentice Program was created to maximise the diversity of Cummins’ future technician talent pool.
“Our 2023 intake recently participated in a two-week onboarding program in Melbourne, demonstrating our commitment to inspiring and encouraging our apprentices to reach their full potential,” she said.
“The apprentices undertook HSE training, practical technical training on engines, and visited sites such as our Laverton branch, Cummins Filtration and the PACCAR factory. This gave them insight into the breadth of opportunities within the industry.”
According to Evans, these activities ensured the apprentices had the opportunity to network with staff across various functions of the business.
“The program also included a presentation from one of our customers, which helped them develop an understanding of how important our customers are to the success of our business,” she said.
“The program managers shared an overview of possible opportunities to the apprentices and how they can turn their passion into a thriving career.
“In the safe and inclusive environment of Cummins, we hope the program will lead them to a long and prosperous career with the company.”