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Patrick’s WILpower

Patrick’s parent company Asciano have initiated a new management cadetship program for women across its operations in Australia.

Called Women in Logistics, or WILpower, the program aims to provide women with the opportunity to develop the skills required for operational leadership roles.

This two-year program will see cadets rotate through four operational roles in Patrick’s terminals and logistics division, in roles in yard, shift, production and logistics management.

Patrick Stevedores’ Brisbane Terminal Manager Matt Hollamby says, "We have a long history of a male dominated workplace along with ongoing shortage of female candidates applying to join our workforce.

"We believe that starting to address this issue in our stevedoring workforce will be a positive catalyst to encourage greater representation of women in operational management roles across all areas of our business."

He adds that while Asciano operates in a traditionally male dominated industry, "it is important to understand that this is not an affirmative action program but rather a chance to give young women the necessary skills to compete on merit for management roles within the business as they arise.“

Patrick’s container terminal operations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are playing hosts to two cadets each while the National Operations Centre in Melbourne is hosting one.

Posted on Monday, 13 April 2015 (Archive on Monday, 01 January 0001) Return