CPB Contractors to deliver paid construction training for women

Candy Stainton from the CPB Contractors construction team delivering Sydney’s M6 motorway.

In an effort to encourage women to try a career in the construction industry CPB Contractors, a member of CIMIC Group, is offering a paid three-week training course and an offer of employment for successful applicants.

CPB Contractors developed the program as a proactive step towards an equitable construction industry.

The program is to be held in Western Sydney and no previous construction experience is required.

Applicants will be introduced to the industry over a paid three-week course, and successful participants will be offered a permanent role on a major construction project and receive a pathway to accreditation.

CPB Contractors’ Chief Operations Officer Don Johnson said, “Our people are the most experienced and capable in the construction industry, and this paid program is a way for us to lead change and create real career pathways for women in construction.”

“A career in construction with CPB offers our people with long-term development and opportunities in a growing sector, with plenty of variety working across iconic major infrastructure projects.”

The four-step program is centred around classroom study, on-the-job learning and establishing a long-term career.

  1. Fundamentals: Participants take part in a paid 3-week pre-employment training program that will introduce them to working on a construction project and explain the fundamentals of the industry.
  2. Employment: Successful participants will receive a permanent offer of employment for an apprenticeship role on a CPB Contractors’ project.
  3. Work and learn: Participants will complete a paid apprenticeship and obtain a Certificate III Civil Construction – Plant Operations.
  4. Construction career: Participants are supported and encouraged to continue their construction career working across CPB Contractors’ projects.

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