Paul Hatten works as a traffic controller.
Paul Hatten works as a traffic controller. Max Fleet

Traffic controllers find work

FOURTEEN traffic controllers who have just finished their training have all found work after a story on the course featured in the NewsMail earlier this month.

Employment Services Queensland Bundaberg site manager Gwilym Lewis said the workers recently completed a Traffic Controller Level 1 course at the company.

“Four or five have started work already and the others are just waiting for their tickets to be processed by Queensland Transport before they get started,” he said.

Mr Lewis said the workers were in demand to help with the repairs to roads and infrastructure after the floods.

“The company employing them has told us if we train another 20 they'll take them all,” he said.

“This is a great opportunity for people to get into work.”

Mr Lewis said the company planned to run another training course in Bundaberg on March 1 and in Childers on March 2.

He said the work was not easy, and required workers to spend long hours on their feet.

“But if they're willing to have a go the work is there,” he said.

Mr Lewis said the workers would be employed as casuals for the first three months, then be put on permanent part-time.



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