Women on Track is a paid traineeship program dedicated to placing women from Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs who are looking to kick-start their careers in the rail industry. The program combines paid structured learning with practical on-the-job experience by having a key role in the High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) Project located at Downer’s Pakenham East Depot.
Downer, as part of the Evolution Rail Consortium, is delivering the High Capacity Metro Trains Project for the Victorian Government.
As the largest single order of trains in Victoria’s history, the project includes manufacture of 65 trains, construction of the state-of-the-art maintenance depot; a light service facility; two train simulators; and maintenance of the trains for over 30 years.
The Project is delivering up to 1,100 new jobs in manufacturing, construction, maintenance and the supply chain across Victoria.
Women on Track participants will be provided with the necessary licenses and qualifications to complete ongoing work in the rail industry at the end of the Women on Track Program including:
Applications for the 2021 intake have now closed.