25 September 2023

New apprentices called to catch bus team

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Transport Canberra has put a call out for potential new apprentices to join its bus fleet maintenance team.

Director of Public Transport, Ian McGlinn said applications would soon be open for people interested in becoming a heavy vehicle apprentice.

“People often think of bus drivers when they hear about Transport Canberra, but we have a whole fleet maintenance team that service and maintain our buses,” Mr McGlinn said.

“Over the next 12 months, we will be looking to recruit full-time heavy vehicle mechanics, apprentices and Australian School Based Apprentices [ASBA] as well as trades assistants, panel trades and vehicle cleaner fuellers.”

He said Transport Canberra was an equal opportunity employer and encouraged both women and men from all cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous backgrounds, to apply.

“Our apprenticeship program provides everything you need to know about heavy vehicle maintenance,” Mr McGlinn said.

“The training is extensive and Transport Canberra gives everyone the chance to learn something new.”

He said Transport Canberra currently had 11 apprentices taking part in the program, three of whom would complete their apprenticeship this year.

“People interested in opportunities within the Fleet Services Division of Transport Canberra are strongly encouraged to attend our information session,” Mr McGlinn said.

“Bookings must be received by 4 July.”

Expected vacancies will open no later than the end of August and applications can be made on the Jobs ACT website at this PS News link.

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