Gympie job hunters are getting the chance to get a foot in the door of the rail industry.
Gympie job hunters are getting the chance to get a foot in the door of the rail industry. Scott Kovacevic

How to get a job working on the Gympie railroad

WANT to get a start working on the railway?

An eight week rail skills career training intake is being run by Energy Skills Queensland and delivered at the Mary Valley Rattler.

Those keen to work the rail lines will have the chance to train in a Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure, and to Safely Access the Rail Corridor.

They will also be able to obtain a construction white card and complete rail industry worker induction programs for Aurizon, ARTC and John Holland.

Rail Guards Collin Waters and Tim Knowles with fellow MVHR volunteers preparing the track for sleeper replacement.
Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times
Gympie's rail lines could provide a great work opportunity for job hunters. Tanya Easterby

The project is available primarily to disadvantaged job seekers or underutilised Queensland workers who are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance; require complementary services due to significant learning and employment barriers; or remain unemployed after six months using Australian Government services.

Participants must be Queensland residents of at least 15 years age and either citizens, permanent residents or temporary residents with appropriate visa work permits on the way to permanent residency. New Zealand citizens are also eligible.

The career intake is free.

An old rail line in the Darling Downs submitted by Cameron McKee.
Want to work here? Contributed

Applications can be made at the Career Start Rail Skills program information day on Wednesday, February 13, at the Gympie RSL Orchid Room.

It starts at 10am.

The successful applicants start the course on March 4.