Learn more about our award-winning WILpower Program


Patrick Terminals is committed to building a culture that focuses on representation of women at all levels of the organisation. Historically the stevedoring and maritime industries have had a long history of being male dominated. Due to this, encouraging gender diversity in operational and management roles is a key priority for our business.

We are committed to a fresh approach to our diversity strategy and have made progress with our WILpower programs to date in 2015, 2019 and 2022 and the successful progression of program participants throughout our business.

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

What is the WILpower program?

The Women in Logistics program is a two-year structured program that provides on the job learning in key operational roles and key areas of operations. The program will build a diverse succession pool across the business.

Our highly commended program provides women with the opportunity to develop the skills required to enter operational management roles in Patrick’s stevedoring operations and build a future career pathway.

In addition to a full-time role with a competitive salary, participants will also receive:

  • Dedicated on boarding program to build skills and internal networks
  • Sponsored tertiary study towards a post-graduate qualification
  • Job rotations across a broad spectrum of roles
  • Individualised mentoring program and ongoing support with senior personnel

When is the next round of the WILpower program?

Applications for our WILpower program are currently closed. We are assessing future rounds of our program for the near future.

About the Operational Cadet Program

The WILpower Operational Cadet Program is a development pathway for individuals looking to pursue a career in Patrick’s stevedoring operations.

The ideal candidate for the Operational Cadet Program will have experience or exposure to a similar industry, such as logistics, mining, manufacturing or defence. Individuals with experience in operational roles or degree qualifications are encouraged to apply, although this is not a mandatory requirement.

Across a two-year period, successful applicants will rotate through business support and front-line operational roles, including the management of sea and landside interfaces. Along with supportive mentorship, cadets will also have the opportunity to undertake tertiary study at the Australian Maritime College.

About the Engineering Graduate Program

The WILpower Engineering Graduate Program is a development pathway for female graduates interested in pursuing a career within Patrick’s Engineering team. Ideal candidates will have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Automation, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering, or are in their final year of study, however Patrick will consider applicants from any discipline of Engineering.

This two-year structured program will provide successful candidates exposure to various rotations across the engineering function. This program is designed to help encourage further diversity and inclusion with the Australian stevedoring and logistics industry.

Is the program right for you?

We are seeking female applicants who are interested in a career within Patrick Terminals. If you are passionate about a career in the logistics, stevedoring and maritime industries and want to be part of an industry leading progressive organisation, please apply for our WILpower Program!