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.