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Start a career that’s really going places.
People need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses rely on our roads. With a rich history dating back to 1926 and an exciting future ahead, Main Roads Western Australia is the WA State Government agency responsible for managing the State's road network safely, connecting people and places. Main Roads is not just about roads. It’s about people.
What work will I be doing?
Main Roads Western Australia is offering Traineeships to enthusiastic and invested individuals who are interested in working in and around the Wheatbelt Region.
Based in Northam and working as part of the Region’s laboratory team, this two-year technical traineeship will give you with the opportunity to develop a variety of hands on experience, including but not limited to:
- Field testing on construction materials
- Laboratory chemical and physical testing of construction materials
- Operating and maintaining testing equipment
- Assisting with calibrating road testing and construction equipment
- Assistance with pavement and surfacing investigations
Along with some formal training, you’ll learn on-the-job, guided by your supervisor and a network of support that will help you feel like a valued member of the community.
This opportunity is a key role located in the iconic Wheatbelt region, which is home to the world-famous Wave Rock, as well as character townships, miles of golden fields, charming rural farms and great outback self-drive adventures. There is so much to see and do; Experience the very best of the region’s country charm and rich pioneering history by visiting the character outback pubs, exploring the quaint main streets, and meeting the friendly locals of the towns. The Wheatbelt a truly unique Australian outback destination to start your next adventure. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself https://youtu.be/FoKvBG1GRIs
What we are looking for
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a basic understanding of and interest in maths and physics. You will be a good communicator and have sound problem solving skills. You will enjoy working as part of a team and be willing to get involved and take on new challenges and responsibilities. You will have an interest in creating a lasting positive impact in your local community and in developing a career with Main Roads.
How does a traineeship work?
As part of the traineeship you will:
- work full time with Main Roads while completing your two year traineeship
- attend classroom based training in Perth twice a year, with all our other trainees across the State.
- be supported every step of the way – our friendly trainee coordinator is dedicated to ensuring you are developing and learning at your best.
At the end of two years, you will complete your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills and the potential of an ongoing career with long term development opportunities at Main Roads.
Submitting your application
Applying involves a couple of steps – hit the apply for jobs button on this page, answer the online questions and attach the following documents:
- A resume - include any casual jobs or work experience you may have had
- A completed Traineeship Application Form
- Evidence of completion of year 10 or equivalent
- Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
In addition to a competitive base salary and 10.5% superannuation, you may also receive a range of extra benefits and allowances for living and working in the Region.
If you have any questions on the traineeship, please contact Tony Cullinane, Testing and Calibration Services Manager on (08) 9323 4739.
If you need help submitting your application or require reasonable adjustments to help you fully participate in this selection process, please email email@example.com or call Claire Simms on (08) 9323 6140.
This is a full-time Fixed Term position for a period of up to 24 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
Applicants selected for appointment will have to pass a pre-employment medical assessment and National Police Clearance.
Main Roads is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people in employment. This position is being advertised as a measure to achieve equality under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). Therefore, applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who meet the minimum criteria will be primarily considered for this role.