John Holland is committed to making a difference to the communities we work in.
Together with our delivery partners MPC Group, and our customer WaterNSW, we ensured the project opened doors for trainees who live locally.
A total of 19 trainees got their start on the project, 17 of whom are from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.
John Holland Executive General Manager for NSW/ACT Scott Olsen said it was important to create opportunities for local communities when delivering major projects.
“Major infrastructure projects have the capacity to change lives, and we have a responsibility to give back to the communities we work in,” Mr Olsen said.
“This project will keep water flowing to Broken Hill and also welcome a new generation of workers into our industry. I’m excited to see what they will achieve next.”
Dominic Eggmolesse-Smith is one of the 17 Indigenous locals taking part in our Certificate II in Civil Construction traineeship.
“This experience has opened my eyes to opportunities that I would never have thought possible,” Dominic said.