2017 Sunshine Sugar Apprentices & Trainees

As a proactive supporter of employment-based learning for local youth, Sunshine Sugar takes on multiple apprentices and trainees across its three sites each year.


Sunshine Sugar CEO, Mr Chris Connors met this week with the 2017 intake of Apprentices at the Ballina Corporate Office, welcoming them to the business and instilling the virtues of the company values – Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability and Safety.


Mr Chris Connors says; “These young people are the future of local business and industry. As one of the largest non-government employers in the northern rivers, we feel that it is both a responsibility and a privilege to provide hands-on, technical and practical skills needed to become qualified and prepared for the challenges of working life.”


The Condong Mill in the Tweed Valley has taken on three apprentices. Credence Donohue has commenced her Administration Traineeship, and is joined by Fitter Apprentice Thomas Harmon and Electrician Apprentice Riley Flick.


Two new recruits at the Broadwater Mill in the Richmond Valley are Business Administration Trainee Grayce Kelly, and Jade Gooley who has started his Fitter Apprenticeship.


At the Harwood Sugar Mill in the Clarence Valley, Taylor Roberts has settled in to her Business Administration Traineeship, as has Fitter Apprentice James Brown.


According to Government department, Australian Apprenticeships; “Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship provides a unique insight into the business world, allowing first-hand experience of how a business operates.”


For Sunshine Sugar, having a team of motivated and skilled people, now and in the future, are the lifeblood of a competitive and sustainable business.


Key Points:

  • Local youth given local on-the-job training opportunities
  • Sunshine Sugar offers apprenticeships and traineeships across the northern rivers

Apprentices 2017

L_R James Brown (HWD fitter), Kate Watts (HR Officer) Taylor Roberts (HWD admin), Jade Gooley (BWR fitter)
Credence Donoghue (CDG admin), Riley Flick (CDG Electrician), Grayce Kelly (BWR admin), Thomas Harmon (CDG fitter)
& Chris Connors (CEO)