Tom Denton ('11)
Graduated with Cert III in Metal Fabrication and Welding and SACE
'The Marcellin curriculum gave me exposure to valuable experiences, face to face interviews, resume & cover letter writing and made me workforce ready through work placement.'
Graduating from Marcellin in 2011, Tom Denton gained experience in various industries throughout his school and work career. Tom is now employed as a maintenance technician with BHP at Olympic Dam enjoying a work-life balance of one week on one week off.
As a student, Tom was first exposed to metal fabrication and welding during his work experience with AGL at Torrens Island Power station. During his final year at Marcellin, he was a successful applicant out of hundreds with the Australian Submarine Corporation as a boilermaker/welder apprentice. He credits Marcellin for providing him with a work-ready skill set to secure this position.
After several years in the shipbuilding industry, he began work in the mining industry working his way up to Site Supervisor with Ahrens Olympic Dam. This year he was headhunted by Kaefer Integrated Services as a Project Supervisor for their Filter Press Project overseeing multiple disciplines including civil construction, mechanical fitters and boilermakers.
With his already extensive career experience, Tom recently returned to the mining industry, accepting a position with BHP with hopes to continue to demonstrate his leadership ambitions.