Encouraging women to apply for trade apprenticeships and traineeships

2 September 2011

The Roads and Traffic Authorityis now recruiting for the 2012 intake of trainees and apprentices and is encouraging women to visit the Roads and Traffic Authority website to apply.

A Roads and Traffic Authority spokesperson said the Roads and Traffic Authority supports a diverse workforce and this year has a campaign “women in trades” which aims to increase the number of women applying for traineeships and apprenticeships at the Roads and Traffic Authority“The campaign aims to encourage women in NSW to do whatever it is they want to do, even in traditionally male dominated roles such as those in trades,” the spokesperson said

“Roads and Traffic Authority traineeships and apprenticeships offer a diverse range of opportunities including employment in civil construction, business administration, bridge carpentry, painting, mechanics, plumbing and boiler making.

“Successful applicants commit to up to four years working full time at the Roads and Traffic Authority and studying part-time with on-the-job support provided.

“This is a great way to start a career with benefits such as TAFE fees paid, a trainee or apprentice award wage, training related expenses paid, face-to-face training, tools for the chosen trade and personal protective equipment provided.

“Young women completing Year 10 or 12 or who are in their first year of TAFE are encouraged to visit the Roads and Traffic Authority website and apply today,” The Roads and Traffic Authority spokesperson said.

The closing date for Roads and Traffic Authority traineeships and apprenticeships is Friday 9 September for work to start in January 2012.

For information or to apply visit www.rta.nsw/gov.au/careers.

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