Diversity within the stevedoring industry is one of Patrick’s greatest challenges. Patrick has a long history as a male dominated organisation with a shortage of female applicants and women with strong industry experience.

We are committed to a fresh approach to our diversity strategy.

We believe that by addressing this issue within our workforce we can encourage greater representation of women in operational management roles across all areas of our business and the industry as a whole.

What is the WILpower program?

The Women In Logistics program is a two-year structured cadetship which aims to deliver on the job learning in operational roles. The program will build a diverse succession pool for our operational roles across the business.

Our highly commended cadetship program provides ten individual women with the opportunity to develop the skills required to enter operational management roles in the Patrick Stevedoring Operations and The National Operations Centre (NOC).

In addition to a full time, competitive salary, cadets will also receive:

  • Dedicated on boarding program to build skills and internal networks
  • A tailored tertiary qualification
  • Job rotations across a broad spectrum of roles
  • Individualised mentoring program and ongoing support

Where will the roles be located?

Two cadets will be recruited into each of our container terminals and two cadets will be recruited into our National Operations Centre.

Port Botany, Sydney – NSW

Fisherman Islands, Brisbane – QLD

East Swanson Dock, Melbourne – VIC

Fremantle, Perth – WA

NOC – Queen St, Melbourne CBD

Successful terminal cadets will rotate through business support and front-line operational roles, while NOC cadets will work across Patrick’s commercial, planning, and customer functions.

Is the program right for you?

We are seeking female applicants who are interested in a career in logistics within Patrick. The ideal terminal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar industry, such as logistics, mining, or military experience. Individuals with experience in operational roles or degree qualification are encouraged to apply, although this is not a mandatory requirement. Women applying to work in the National Operations Centre are encouraged to have experience in hands-on organisations working towards strict deadlines while navigating continual organisational change. Applicants with experience working with customers and suppliers will be highly regarded, alongside those who demonstrate versatile business skills and are fast learners. If you are passionate about a career in operational management and want to be part of a leading logistics management organisation, please apply for our WILpower Management Cadetship.