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Apprentices needed for work on regional road and transport infrastructure

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A record number of new apprenticeships and trainees will be hired to work on vital road and transport infrastructure in the regions under the NSW Government’s commitment to bolster job opportunities in the bush.

Opportunities are available now across 10 disciplines: heavy diesel mechanic, civil construction, bridge construction, painting and blasting, electrical, business administration, project management and three new programs in marketing and communications, finance and safety, environment and quality.

The heavy diesel mechanical apprenticeship is a four year development program specialising in heavy diesel mechanics, including the maintenance and repair of trucks, fixed plant and other commercial vehicles.

Successful applicants will be aiming to complete a Certificate III in Automotive Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology.

Currently, 76 per cent of apprentices and trainees go on to secure permanent employment at Transport for NSW.

Applications close midnight, August 7. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the state government was not only building projects that would better connect communities but building the skills base to deliver them.

“Local jobs matter – and we’re committed to training up locals so they continue to live in their community and carry out critical work like delivering on our $19.4 billion regional infrastructure program over the next four years,” Toole said.

“Nearly 90 per cent of roles have gone to those living in regional areas since the program was launched in 2015, ensuring communities have the right people in place to rebuild after flooding, bushfires and the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the program will provide more career opportunities and encourage more people to work in the regions.

“By investing in our people now, we will attract and develop the next generation of skilled workers to keep NSW moving well into our future,” Farraway said.

“Applications are now open for 135 placements – an 80 per cent increase on last year – with last year’s intake made up of 46 per cent women and 24 per cent of Aboriginal people, and we’re eager to attract more.

“We are very proud of this program – while we continue to build and maintain vital infrastructure for customers, it’s critical that we build a skills legacy to meet future needs.”

For more information: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/apprentice-trainees

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