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Rail Careers Week 2018

More than 150 Victorian high school students and local job seekers were hosted at the Rail Academy in Newport on 14 and 15 August for Rail Careers Week. The event showcased the range of exciting career options in the rail, light rail and construction industries.

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Rail academy training session

Millions of work and training hours flow from level crossing removals

As drivers around Melbourne enjoy free-flowing traffic thanks to level crossing removals, benefits of another kind are flowing from employment and training opportunities.

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Construction workers on site and the Caulfield to Dandenong Open Space

Training for the Future program scoops awards

LXRA and our industry partners recently scooped up three awards for our work in addressing skills shortages and creating cultural, gender and age diversity in rail industry roles.

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Coordinators and graduates of the award-winning Training for the Future program

Building Aboriginal employment into major infrastructure projects

LXRA is working in partnership with employment agencies like Zancott Recruitment to further strengthen the profile of Aboriginal employees in our workforce.

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Kate Miller working on site at the Kororoit Creek Road project

Shear determination gets Bianca her dream job

Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal Project worker Bianca Round’s time as a hairdresser and work experience in a shearing shed provided the perfect launching pad for a move into construction.

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 Construction worker Bianca Round on site at the Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal Project

Celebrating our colleagues this Refugee Week

Iraqi-born refugee Zaid Yousuf fled his war-torn country in 2016. Today he is a building a new life in Australia and enjoying a new career at LXRA, thanks to the GROW and GEN8 programs.

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 Zaid Yousef GROW program

Rail Careers Day at Chisholm Institute, Dandenong

On Tuesday 5 June, LXRA and the rail industry hosted a Rail Careers Day at Chisholm Institute for more than 230 school students and job seekers.

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Rail Careers Day at Chisholm Institute, Dandenong

Station restoration in Clayton

More than 200 students at the Chisholm Institute of TAFE in Dandenong are helping to return a grand old station building to its former glory.

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Tradesmen from Chisholm

Traffic role - a perfect match for Kerrie

She used to plan the perfect weddings, but in a career change that highlights how easily certain skills can be transferred, Mernda Rail Extension Project worker Kerrie Griffin now strives to coordinate traffic to perfection on a busy worksite.

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Kerrie

Experience invaluable in rail revolution

With so much investment injected into Victoria’s ever-growing rail industry in recent years, there is a targeted need to attract and train the next generation of younger workers ready to launch their careers.

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Paul
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