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Sun. May 26th, 2024

While the skills shortage has many local businesses scrambling for experienced workers, Transport NSW is trying to recruit trainees across the state to grow their own, including in Tamworth, Armidale, Narrabri and Glen Innes.

Transport for NSW is hiring over 100 apprentices and trainees to work on major projects across the state and promote job opportunities in the regions. Applications are now open until midnight on 27 August as part of the Transport for NSW Regional and Outer Metropolitan Apprentice and Trainee Programs.

In 2024 there are opportunities available across 11 disciplines, including civil construction, heavy diesel mechanics, bridge construction, electrical, painting and blasting, business administration, project management, marketing and communications, finance and safety, environment and quality and metal fabricating.

Last year, 74 per cent of apprentices and trainees went on to secure permanent employment at Transport for NSW.

Acting Minister for Regional Transport and Roads John Graham said the initiative is a big investment in people.

“These positions are designed to kick-start careers for school leavers and anyone looking to enter the workforce, providing them with valuable skills, on the job training and a nationally recognised qualification.”

“Regional jobs matter, and it’s essential we attract and develop the next generation of skilled workers to keep the state moving.”

Transport for NSW Director of Maintenance & Delivery John Soars said they were keen to increase the number of women and Indigenous young people joining the program.

“Apprentices and trainees play a major part in maintaining vital regional assets across our network and are critical in building a skills legacy to meet the future needs of New South Wales.”

“These roles will not only stimulate career pathways in the bush but create a pipeline of meaningful work into the future.”

“Last year’s intake saw 47 per cent of positions filled by females while Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation is currently at 20 per cent, and we’re eager to build on this.”

To find out how to apply, visit: https://jobs.transport.nsw.gov.au/

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