Joel Hartmann has started at Aqwest as an Information Communications Technology trainee.
The 17 year old has been tinkering with computers since he was five and recently he and a friend built their own computer.
Joel studied a Certificate II in IT at South West TAFE while completing year 12 at Grace Christian School last year.
“I’m really enjoying the traineeship so far, there are so many different areas I am working in and a lot of it is out in the field, so it’s really interesting,” Joel said.
Joel is assisting Technical Support Officer Kieran Treloar with the IT installation at Aqwest’s new water treatment plant at Glen Iris.
He will also assist with ICT asset management, PC upgrades and replacements and issues on the ICT help desk.