Gippsland secondary students had the chance to dream big at the JobSkills Expo 2022, where Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) presented exciting opportunities to be part of Victoria’s biggest ever infrastructure project.
Students met with senior SRLA staff and current members of the SRLA Graduate Program to hear about the massive pipeline of jobs ahead on SRL as they consider their future careers.
Construction of SRL East from Cheltenham to Box Hill is now underway, creating up to 8000 jobs and career opportunities not only in construction and engineering, but planning, environmental science and communications, to name a few.
Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets will undertake around 14% of total hours on the first phase of construction, with further opportunities for women, Aboriginal and disadvantaged Victorians.
Gippsland residents will be the first regional Victorians to benefit from SRL, with SRL East open by 2035.
The SRL station at Clayton will become a transport super hub, giving passengers faster and easier access to Melbourne’s suburbs for work, study and healthcare without having to travel through the CBD.
For Gippsland students, SRL East will offer direct connections to Monash and Deakin Universities, and Box Hill Institute. A public transport trip from Traralgon to Box Hill Institute will be 26 minutes faster — about the same time as driving.
SRL will create a long-term pipeline of work, generating thousands of local job opportunities and helping train the next generation of skilled workers.
Applications for the 2023 SRLA Graduate Program are now open. The program is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to kick start your career and learn from industry experts – all while helping to shape a better future for our growing city and state.