Applications for the 2021 EPIC program are now closed.
EPIC is an 18-month cadetship for refugee and asylum seeker engineers working on major transport infrastructure projects. There are 30 cadets currently 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.
Past employers have included:
- Level Crossing Removal Project
- Major Road Projects Victoria
- North East Link Project
- Metro Trains Melbourne
- Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
- John Holland
- Laing O’Rourke
- Fulton Hogan
- CPB Contractors
Cadets will receive on-the-job training, support and mentoring and will also complete a postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Engineering Management qualification, through Swinburne University.
The Graduate Certificate, combined with their international qualifications and the workplace experience they gain through the program, will kick-start their careers in engineering in Victoria.
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.