Local Talent Departs for Antarctic Expedition

Lithgow Council

Lithgow City Council is proud to be one of the region’s largest employers. This Council also employs and develops local talent, as evidenced by Council’s electrician, Ben Hawkins, being selected to support the 76th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition.

Lithgow City Council is proud to be one of the region’s largest employers, with over 200 employees. This includes a wide range of talent, including engineers, plant operators, accountants, mechanics, IT specialists… The list goes on! Ben Hawkins, Council’s previous Leading Hand of Trades and Electrical, is a great example.

Ben has been selected to participate in the 76th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition as a Maintenance Electrician. In this role Ben will be supporting a community of over 100 people living at the Antarctic research station, providing critical services to their operation. Prior to his departure, Ben will train in Hobart for 2 months, learning how to maintain bespoke life support infrastructure and equipment.

“Attracting the best talent multiplies the value that a local Council can provide to the community,” said Lithgow City Council’s General Manager, Craig Butler. “Ben is just one of our star employees. We have a great many others who work tirelessly and produce absolutely incredible work during these trying times.”

“I thank Ben for the amazing standard of work he has produced in his two years at Council,” continued General Manager, Craig Butler. “We are very sad to see Ben leave us and I recognise his efforts.”

Lithgow City Council is an equal opportunity employer, offering a wide range of employment opportunities the region. Council regularly offers apprenticeships to kick-start start careers, but also has management and leadership opportunities for those wishing to take the next step in their professional life.

Council advertises regularly to fill vacancies throughout the organisation. Please visit https://council.lithgow.com/council/employment-2/employment/

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