An upgrade to Bridgetown’s Wastewater Treatment Plant will not only benefit the community but a local company has agreed to teach a Water Corporation apprentice some valuable trade skills at the same time.


Water Corporation electrical apprentice Andy Dagar, from Manjimup, is working on the $4.8 million project to upgrade the town’s wastewater services.


Mr Dagar is being hosted by the South West based sub-contractor KK Electrical during the project to gain more practical experience on the path to become a qualified electrician.


“Working on the upgrade in Bridgetown is a chance for me to learn more about the electrical side of the building process and the treatment of wastewater, which is a vital service for the community,” Mr Dagar said.

Mr Dagar said his work at Water Corporation complemented his studies, and provided an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the water industry.


“Being on site at the wastewater treatment plant really helps me to apply the theory I learn at TAFE to real work situations. I’d like to keep working in this area when I’m qualified.”


Water Corporation South West Regional Manager John Janssen said Mr Dagar would learn valuable skills during the Bridgetown project that he would continue to use throughout his career.


“Water Corporation offers great opportunities for apprentices, and currently in the South West we have three trade apprentices, five water industry trainees and six school based trainees,” Mr Janssen said.


“Apprenticeships at Water Corporation offer access to some of the most leading edge technology and the opportunity to work with people who have years of valuable experience to pass on.”


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