Pindan partners with Mazenod College

Local Belmont based business, Pindan, has partnered with Lesmurdie based boys high school Mazenod College, to provide an invaluable work experience opportunity for three Year 12 students looking for a future career in construction.

Matthew Earnshaw, Brenton Lucas and Mason McGrail, all received the opportunity to be directly involved with Pindan’s business as a result of a long-standing association with the College. 

Nick and James Allingame, a Director and Senior Manager respectively, at Pindan, attended Mazenod College and father, George, the Managing Director of Pindan, is still actively involved, together with his wife Mary. 

Mr George Allingame, said investing in the future workforce was a key priority for Pindan and the company was excited to be able to host the students. 

“Both of my sons, Nick and James valued their work experience opportunities at the school and from chatting with the Mazenod staff, we could see how real work place experience was a valuable opportunity for these boys too. 

“It was great to have them here with us and we can see bright careers ahead for each of them,” he said. 

Mr Jacob Delaney, the Head of Careers and VET at Mazenod College, said the experience at Pindan had been a particularly wonderful opportunity for the Mazenod students. 

“The three boys were able to see how a multi-faceted and highly respected company operates. 

“All of the boys mentioned to me, during their placement, they were amazed at the number of different projects Pindan was involved in and how all the different divisions worked together.”
Jacob Delaney, Head of Careers and VET, Mazenod College

Matthew Earnshaw and Brenton Lucas both conducted their placements in drafting, and were able to gain hands on experience using the same programs Pindan drafters use. 

Brenton said he was able to see how drafting works in a big company and learnt a huge amount during his time with Pindan, whist Matthew was said the opportunity to ask professionals a lot of questions about their own career paths was invaluable. 

Mason McGrail, meanwhile, conducted his placement with Pindan Modular and was able to work on the manufacture and installation of steel components for some of their projects. 

Mason said the concept of modular building fascinated him and his placement was an opportunity to understand construction methodology, which he had not considered before.

Mr Delaney said the benefits of this kind of experience were huge for his students. 

“To give these boys real world experience is great. Many students learn a lot about themselves during work experience and often it reinforces the industry choices they have made for their future careers,” he said. 

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