Energy Skills Queensland seeks candidates from across the Rockhampton region for the Rail Industry

April 20, 2017

Energy Skills Queensland is seeking highly motivated and interested candidates for a Rail Project. Local participants will be selected to undertake rail industry training and inductions which will equip them with highly practical rail requirements and skills.

Energy Skills Queensland CEO, Penelope Twemlow highlighted rail sector opportunities for the Brisbane region. “Energy Skills Queensland have been working closely with CR Rail to identify skills and training needs to ensure as many locals as possible can kick-start their careers in the rail industry,” Miss Twemlow said.

“Our Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy has trained over 1000 job seekers over the past five years, ensuring more Australians are able to benefit from gaining meaningful employment.”

Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides skills development, training and job opportunities to
unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and
training programs. The participants of the Energy Skills Queensland Programme will gain employment opportunities in Queensland and will be delivered at Rockhampton. “We are seeking a mix of job seekers from a range of backgrounds, ages, genders and experiences, which are keen to jump into careers in the rail industry,” Miss Twemlow said.

Past participants said the programme had helped them to build strong work values, communication skills and confidence, along with learning the skills needed for a career change.

Energy Skills Queensland facilitates the provision of a skilled workforce that meets the evolving needs of Queensland’s energy, telecommunications and rail industries. Energy Skills Queensland’s Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy will be presenting information sessions in Rockhampton. These sessions will provide information to the community about the availability and eligibility for the programme and training and employment within the industry. If you wish to register your interest please attend one of the information sessions below:


Date: 11 May 2017 at 10.00am session and 2.00pm session

Venue: Frenchville Sports Club, 105 Clifton Street, North Rockhampton

This Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.
To be eligible for the Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy program, interested parties must be Queensland residents and fall within one of the following categories and have not completed a Skilling Queenslanders for Work programme previously:

  • Disadvantaged job seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with a disability
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse people
  • Young people aged 18-24 years
  • People aged 25 – 44 years
  • Mature age job seekers aged 45 years and over
  • Under-utilised or under-employed workers.

Expressions of Interest for all Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects can be lodged online at
Any queries or to lodge your expression of interest by email, provide your Name, date of birth, postcode and contact details to

Energy Skills Queensland staff are happy to answer your questions through the email address or by calling (07) 3721 8800 between 8:30am and 5:00pm weekdays. Applications for the project will be open on the day of the information session. Depending on attendance numbers and facilities, candidate interviews may take place on the day so please bring your resume and photo identification. Interested personnel must attend the information session to be considered for the programme.

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