Hyne Timber Reintroduces Cadet Program

With the Fraser Coast experiencing higher than average unemployment rates, Hyne Timber brings refreshing news with the reintroduction of their Cadet Program.

The Cadet Program offers successful applicants a unique, life changing opportunity to earn a salary while learning about all areas of production, customers, engineering innovation and technology, finance and business while also being sponsored to undertake agreed national qualifications in a Cert IV, Diploma, or Degree.

Hyne Timber's Organisational Development Manager, Mark Lourigan said the Cadet Program is a fantastic opportunity and is expected to be highly competitive.

"Of course, there are limited positions available and we expect to take on at least three this year and more next year.

"Information packs are available now with Expressions of Interest called by the 26th April.

"We hope to start on-boarding the successful applicants as soon as possible and commence the on-the-job learning in June before enrolment in the agreed qualification for a July start." Mr Lourigan said.

Hyne Timber successfully ran their Cadet Program up until around the mid 2000’s, providing the company with technical and leadership capability over many years.

"One of the company's Maryborough based General Managers, Shane Robertson, commenced in 1993 as a cadet.

"After graduating from university and completing his cadetship he was promoted to Financial Accountant.

"He progressed throughout the business holding roles including Management Accountant, Hardwood and Manufacturing Division Accountant, Structural Softwood Division Accountant, Tuan Mill Site Manager, Division Manager Structural Softwood Queensland, Commercial and Development Manager through to his current new role of General Manager, Business Improvement and Strategy.

"This story is far from unique. We have a number of leaders in the business today who started as Cadets and have enjoyed a diverse career over many years." Mr Lourigan concluded.

A Cadetship lasts approximately three years, similar to a business degree but with the additional benefits of commercial leadership experience, workplace mentoring and a diverse day to day learning environment across a range of Hyne Timber's locations and operations.

Information packs are available by emailing [email protected] but note, full expressions of interest must be received by close of business, April 26.