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All systems go for job recruitment drive

Go Traffic is helping to drive much-needed employment opportunities for men and women of all ages living in regional Victoria.

The traffic management company, which employs about 500 staff, has begun recruiting for traffic controllers as demand builds in the lead-up to summer.

General Manager Stuart Wickens said Go Traffic was committed to creating and nurturing job opportunities in regional communities and helping those most in need to gain employment.

“Luckily the COVID crisis has had minimal effect on our industry and we are in need of more staff to get ready for the busy summer months right across the state,” he said.

“We assist people with barriers to job entry such as long term unemployed and those who just need a little extra help to get a foot in the door.

“Whether you are a young person looking for your first job or a more mature person over the age of 50 with a load of life experiences, we would love to talk to you.”

Mr Wickens said women made up more than 30 per cent of Go Traffic’s employee base and staff had excellent pathways for advancement throughout the business into administration, supervisor or management roles.

“So many of our employees began in traffic control and have worked their way up,” he said.

“Anyone who is willing to put in a bit of time, to learn and follow instructions, they really can make a career out of it – there are huge opportunities.

“Traffic control is a great career path for anyone who likes to work outside and quite often in a different location every day.”

Mr Wickens said the advertised roles would suit anyone looking for a career change and the necessary qualifications could be obtained through Go Traffic’s training arm, Go Training.

“Our affiliation with Go Training helps to provide a one stop shop for our customers and anyone looking to get into the traffic management, vegetation management or spotting fields,” he said.

Mr Wickens said improving the economic and social prosperity of regional areas was a key focus for Go Traffic, along with a commitment to safety.

“In line with the Victorian Government’s social procurement framework, we provide local procurement opportunities by employing locally and supporting local suppliers,” he said.

“We provide inclusive employment opportunities by working closely with organisations such the GROW (Growing Regional Opportunities for Work) network and we also support a number social enterprises and indigenous businesses through our supply chain and Social Traders network.”

Mr Wickens said the company’s highly valued workforce was at the heart of its ongoing success and he encouraged anyone interested to seize the chance to be part of a company that strives for excellence.

“Without our team out on the road everyday doing such a great job we would not have the success we have had,” he said.

“Even in these tough times our team turns up on time and gets the job done”.

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Go Traffic is based in Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat, Colac, Warrnambool, Horsham, Bendigo, Shepparton, Echuca and Mildura. If you think traffic control is something you would like to do go to www.gotraffic.com.au/recruitment and apply online.

If you need traffic control qualifications go to Go Training www.gotrainme.com.au for further information.

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