Broadspectrum’s joint venture TRACE launches careers


Six young Territorians have launched their careers with the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG onshore Operations team in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation apprentice roles.

Darwin local Bailey Butterworth is among the new apprentices recruited by INPEX Onshore Operations Maintenance Services Contractor, TRACE.

The mechanical fitter apprentice had completed a school-based apprenticeship in Year 11. “That experience gave me exposure to the trade and that’s when I realised that this was the career choice for me,” Bailey said.

“I was so excited to be given the opportunity to learn my trade with TRACE at the Ichthys LNG onshore processing facilities and I am enjoying every minute of it.”

The six apprentices will work in different areas of the facilities for six months at a time on a rotational placement plan to maximise their learning opportunities with career mentors.
TRACE employs 220 locals to support INPEX’s onshore operations and is working with GTNT to increase their skilled workforce through apprenticeship pathways.
“Our local team has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are proud to be building the capacity of young Territorians to support INPEX’s operations into the future,” TRACE Acting Site Superintendent Jason Krepp said.
TRACE provides an ongoing supplementary workforce for day-to-day operational maintenance activities, shutdowns, workshop operations, fabrication services and specialist support services.


This article originally appeared in the NT News and is reproduced here with permission from INPEX.

Bailey Butterworth is among the new apprentices recruited by TRACE