The Nudge Good News Series – Armadale Access Alliance

There was great excitement for Nudge this week, with five new Civil Construction Trainees commencing their first day on the job with employer Armadale Access Alliance (AAA) – a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and BG&E. The five trainees are completing a 24-month Certificate III Civil Construction qualification while working on the Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project in the City of Cockburn.

Brad Durack Manager Partnerships at Nudge said “5 trainees on this project is a great outcome, it’s pleasing to see additional opportunities arise and it’s a real credit to how the AAA team have prioritised and valued Indigenous training top its subcontractors, it’s great leadership in this area”.

Ashley Colbung one of the 5 new Civil Construction trainees.

An additional candidate from Nudge Work Readiness Training has also secured a great opportunity, commencing with an AAA subcontractor who will work on the Armadale road project and other projects.

Amanda Inman, Aboriginal Participation Coordinator at Laing O’Rourke said “It’s been exciting having Mabel, Troy, Ky, Ashley and Jayden join us after a lot of planning and preparation. I would acknowledge some specific members of the AAA who have made the trainees’ first week so good. Our site superintendent Dave for fully committing to our trainees learning and coordinating their movements around site and a big thank you need to go to our four supervisors Leigh, Chris, Michael and Zac for juggling their busy days with transporting the trainees around site and making them feel so welcome. It has been a great outcome being able to commence the trainees in the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have had to put additional measures in place to ensure the group is safely transported around and given opportunities to learn and observe, but at the appropriate social distance”.

Full credit to the AAA team for finding a way to commence these traineeship roles amongst the challenging COVID-19 environment – a great outcome and good news in challenging times. Stay up to date with Nudge as we continue to provide updates on this project over the next 24 months.

General Manager Scott Martin and Superintendent Dave Rennick meeting the trainees (with social distancing).

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