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September 15, 2016

Women a key focus of Rail Careers Week

Transdev Auckland is among the organisations taking part in Rail Careers Week - an initiative of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) - from 12-18 September, with staff promoting the industry’s career opportunities to customers using Britomart Station.

Lianne Maskell and Jacinda Lloyd of our recruitment team spoke to over 1,000 Aucklanders about working in rail, with a number of Transdev Auckland colleagues on hand to provide insight into their specific roles and experiences in the industry.

While promoting rail as a highly attractive industry for all job seekers, to open the week ARA chief executive Danny Broad said more should be done to see women make up a more significant share of its workforce:

“This industry has historically been male dominated,” Broad said.

“This must change. Women are already making enormous contributions to all areas of rail, however a sizeable gender imbalance still exists. This gap must be closed.”

As well as improving its male-female balance, Broad said the industry also needs to focus on attracting more young people to seek careers in rail.

“With 52% of the rail workforce aged over 45 and with the under 25’s being the largest group underrepresented at 4%, we also need to encourage more young people to enter our exciting industry,” he explained.

“Regardless of background, education or experience, I encourage all to consider a future in rail.”

The ARA published this video to help promote Rail Careers Week:

If you’d like to join the Transdev team, or for more information about careers in rail, please visit www.transdev.com.au/careers

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