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Forklift opportunities for Indigenous Australians


Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 ( #574 ) - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Local News Story
Forklift driver Kyle Terry took part in Linfox’s Indigenous Employment Program (IEP).
Job opportunities are being created for Indigenous Australians through logistics specialist Linfox’s Indigenous Employment Program (IEP).

The company, which launched the program two years ago, has since recruited some 167 Indigenous Australians.

Recent recruit, forklift driver Kyle Terry, joined the program in April this year, working at Arnott’s national distribution centre in New South Wales.

Indigenous employees complete a three-week Competency and Productivity in Warehouse Operations course, with a guaranteed placement upon graduation.

"Kyle was buddied with an experienced operator to provide training and increase his confidence behind the wheel," says Linfox operations manager Matthew Peachey.

"He quickly picked up the training and he’s now performing all forklift duties successfully."

According to Terry, the program has helped him to gain new skills. "I’ve completed various courses through Linfox College and everyone has been very supportive. I’d definitely recommend the program to others."
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