Apprehensive about working in a traditionally male-dominated workplace, 20-year-old administration trainee Lisa Seitaridis quickly overcame her fears to establish herself as an essential member of her new team.
Lisa is one of six trainees recently employed by SCE to work in areas such as finance, administration and weighbridge duties.
And she is not afraid to get her hands dirty, already rotating through a number of different areas of Wollongong-based industrial company SCE.
"It's been a great way to learn more about SCE, learn to work with people from a range of backgrounds, industries and work environments," Lisa said.
SCE Group Finance Manager, Rebecca Keen, explains it is a win-win with SCE also benefiting from the traineeship program.
"It has been really pleasing to see our trainees become more motivated and invested in their positions throughout the traineeship as they gain new skills and have been able to put their knowledge into practice."
The traineeship program is not only providing SCE with the opportunity to shape the skills and experience of young people from their local communities, it is also helping develop a loyal and talented workforce.