Mill advises students to send in resumés for apprenticeships

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Corner Brook Pulp and Paper is shown in this file photo.

Apprentices hoping to be considered for positions at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper need only apply, provided there are positions available.  

That’s the message from the mill’s human resources manager Peter Waugh, who sent a prepared release Thursday in response to several millwright students from the College of the North Atlantic.

The students recently told the media they wanted to start their careers at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, but were told there were no apprenticeship positions.

In the release, which is personally signed by Waugh, he said there are apprentices currently employed at the mill, including one in a millwright position. There are also, he said, two apprentice electricians, second and third class steam engineers, a journeyman electrician progressing his instrumentation certification and three construction electricians completing their industrial electrician module.

Waugh said potential apprentices should contact the mill’s human resources department and send in a resume, but of the 12 students who sent a letter to the mill, none of them had sent one in.

He said there was one point that may have been communicated incorrectly.

“During the calls the HR representative was asked if the mill currently had any mechanical apprentices working, to which they may have said, no, forgetting about the one apprentice millwright we do have,” he stated.

The students were asking about apprenticeship wage subsidies with provincial or federal training programs, but Waugh said the mill is ineligible for those subsidies because of the size of its operation.

The statement closed with some advice to the students: Keep checking back with HR, Waugh says, and work hard in school. Develop and apply trades in a safe and productive manner and submit a resume.

Organizations: College of the North Atlantic

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  • john
    March 27, 2014 - 15:23

    NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS>Why would you want to work in this cesspool.This mill is dying,start a life for yourselves elsewhere.Take it from me,905 of workers in this mill under 35 years old have resumes out.Everybody is looking for work.