Mobil and Transfield Services join forces to help local secondary students

On Monday 17 March 2014, Mobil and Transfield Services will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Bayside College and Williamstown High School, launching the Young Ambassadors for Industry program. The Young Ambassadors for Industry program is designed to support the vocational education of local students by directly linking them with local industry icon, the Altona Refinery.

Through the program, students will benefit from having access to the wealth of experience and knowledge that Mobil and Transfield Services employees have gained by working at the refinery.

“Mobil Altona Refinery has a long history of supporting local schools, particularly in the areas of maths and science education. The Young Ambassadors for Industry program takes this support to a whole new level,” said Mobil Altona Refinery Manager, Andrew Warrell.

“By directly involving the people of Altona Refinery in sharing their experience and knowledge, I hope we can really make a difference in the lives of local students at a time when they are making important decisions about their study and career options.”

Through a series of events during the year, Mobil and Transfield Services employees will interact directly with local students, exposing them to the vast range of exciting career opportunities in the oil and gas industry.

“It’s fantastic to partner with our client Mobil Altona Refinery, and the local community to establish this important program,” said Transfield Services’ Chief Executive of Resources and Energy, Joe Sofra.

“We hope that the experience gained by the students will help with their eventual transition into the workforce.”


Melanie Saliba, Mobil Altona Refinery ph: 0467 801 719 e:

Mobil Altona Refinery supplies around half of Victoria’s petroleum fuel needs and produces up to 13 million litres of transport fuels (petrol, diesel and aviation fuel) per day – enough to fill more than 300,000 cars.

Transfield Services delivers essential services to key industries in the resources and industrial, property and infrastructure sectors and is Mobil Altona Refinery’s largest contractor, providing flexible and competitive resourcing for maintenance and project works.