Transfield Services announces Indigenous employment successes

Transfield Services today announced it has employed an additional 19 Indigenous Australians on its Australian Rail Track Corporation Productivity program in South Australia and New South Wales.

The new positions are another milestone in the Company’s target to have Indigenous Australians represent four per cent of its Australian workforce by 2013.

Currently 3.06 per cent of Transfield Services Australian employees identify themselves as Indigenous. This contrasts with 2.5 per cent of the general Australian population who are Indigenous.

“These new positions are real jobs, rather than forecasts or aims,” said Bruce James, Transfield Services Chief Executive Australia – New Zealand. “They are a further illustration that our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is providing measurable outcomes for Indigenous Australians, rather than just statements of intention.”

The new positions are at all levels of experience. Employees will be trained in a Certificate 3 in Rail Infrastructure during the first two years of their employment which will give them a National qualification in Rail Infrastructure maintenance.

Transfield Services Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in May 2009 by the then Deputy Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard and has been commended at both State and Federal levels across Australia.

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