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The Clarence Valley’s cane harvest starts next Monday June 17. The state-of-the-art $8m warehouse (at right) at the Harwood Mill and Refinery is at completion phase and will be fully operational by the end of June. A $4million Australian Government grant co-funded the project. “There are four to 5,000 tonnes of storage available, which is important for our new products, including our low GI sugar,” Sunshine Sugar CEO Chris Connors said. Image: Contributed

Local apprenticeships on offer

Sunshine Sugar is once again offering a range of apprenticeships and traineeships across its three sugar milling sites commencing 2021.

Sunshine Sugar CEO, Mr Chris Connors says; “Apprentices and trainees of today, are the future of our business and industry. As one of the largest non-government employers in the northern rivers, it is both a responsibility and a privilege to provide hands-on, technical and practical skills to local youth, working with them to become trade qualified and prepared for the challenges of working life.”

The 2021 intake includes:

Condong Sugar Mill – fitter apprenticeship and laboratory traineeship.

Broadwater Sugar Mill – boilermaker apprenticeship and electrical apprenticeship.

Harwood Sugar Mill and Refinery – mechanical fitter apprentice and store traineeship.

Sunshine Sugar is looking for motivated people willing to share in its values of teamwork, integrity, excellence, accountability and safety.

Applications can be made via and close December 24.