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Applications are now closed for the Engineering Pathways Industry Cadetship (EPIC) Program.

EPIC is an 18-month cadetship for refugee and asylum seeker engineers working on major transport infrastructure projects. There are currently 30 cadets taking part in the program.

Led by the Level Crossing Removal Project, employers from across State Government and private industry have signed on to support these vital roles across transport infrastructure and construction.

Employers include:

  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Major Road Projects Victoria
  • North East Link Project
  • Metro Trains Melbourne
  • V/Line
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
  • John Holland
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Fulton Hogan
  • CPB Contractors
  • IAG
  • Decmil

Cadets will receive on-the-job training, support and mentoring and will also complete an accredited Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Engineering qualification.

The Graduate Certificate, combined with their international qualifications, will certify cadets as qualified engineers in Australia, making it easier to apply for engineering roles locally.

The Industry-first program aims to bridge the gap faced by new Australians in matching their international qualifications to Australian workforce requirements.

The paid cadetship will provide valuable local work experience and access to industry networks –  addressing the barriers often faced by new Australians in accessing professional employment.

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