CPB Contractors’ has welcomed their newest group of School-Based Trainees to Transport for NSW’s M6 Stage 1 project in Sydney.
Four senior high school students will complete a two-year traineeship with CPB Contractors on the M6 Stage 1 project’s Arncliffe and Rockdale tunnel sites.
A NSW Government initiative, the School-Based Trainee program enables students to obtain a Certificate in Civil Construction as part of their Higher School Certificate studies. This unique program enables students wanting a career in construction to stay in school while gaining part-time experience on-site.
CPB Contractor’s Support Services Director Alison Fietz says that the project’s participation in this program forms part of their broader commitment to upskilling, training, and mentoring the next generation of construction workers.
“This is our second year of running the program and we have welcomed seven School-Based Trainees to our M6 Stage 1 project. The students are on track to secure full-time employment in the construction industry upon completion,” added Alison.
Sean, a current trainee, says that he has enjoyed working on the project right from the start when he learnt the importance of safe work practices.
“I am really looking forward to learning more about how the tunnelling process works,” said Sean.
CPB Contractors is currently delivering the M6 Stage 1 in a joint venture with UGL and Ghella. The project includes the delivery of an underground motorway connection between President Ave, Kogarah and the M8, mainline tunnels, exit/entry ramps, and shared cycle and pedestrian pathways.