Patrick Terminals has announced its third intake of its award winning WILpower program, a management leadership initiative that helps women accelerate their career development in the logistics and maritime industry.
It launched the program in response to the lack of gender diversity within the stevedoring industry and aims to address the shortage of women in the sector.
It says the WILpower program is a two-year structured management program, which delivers on-the-job learning and involves rotating through various areas of the Patrick business.
Matt Hollamby, Patrick Terminals Brisbane Terminal Manager, says he is a strong advocate for gender diversity and that the WILpower Management Program has been a proven path for women to build strong careers at Patrick Terminals.
“We are proud to be announcing our third iteration of our WILpower program with even more roles and the addition of an engineering-focused WILpower program,” he says.
“Our WILpower program has been a highly successful program for our organisation with an increase in females in operational leadership roles since the introduction of the program,” he adds.
He says as the Patrick Terminals business continues to invest in new technology and automation, the introduction of an engineering stream into its WILpower program will be extremely important.
The container terminal operator notes its latest intake will also see an expansion of the program to include an additional WILpower program with an engineering focus.
It will be aimed at encouraging engineering graduates who have studied in automation, mechatronics, and electrical engineering to join the Patrick business.
Liz Pinkerton, Liz Pinkerton, National Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, says she was a participant in the first WILpower Management Program, and believes that the program has been responsible for driving advancement in her career.
“WILpower was a great program for me to quickly learn the varied aspects of the Patrick Terminals businesses and progress through the organisation,” she says.
“I would encourage anyone looking for a dynamic fast-paced industry where you are actually making a difference to the Australian economy then this is a great opportunity,” she adds.
Patrick Terminals notes the WILpower management program will provide eight opportunities for women to join Patrick Terminals across four engineering and four operational roles.
Opportunities are available nationally across the four conveniently located Patrick Terminals including Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle, and Melbourne.
It includes a full-time competitive salary, job rotations across a broad spectrum of roles, individualised mentoring, and ongoing support.
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