Diversity and inclusion

Roads and Maritime Services is committed to building a diverse and inclusive work culture.

We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to provide better customer service, build greater capacity for innovation and problem solving and increased productivity and performance. A diverse and inclusive culture helps us attract, recruit, engage and retain talented people.

In the Transport Cluster, including Road and Maritime Services, diversity relates to differences in age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability and carer responsibilities. It also applies to other differences, such as educational level, life experience, work experience, socio-economic background, personality and marital status. Inclusion refers to the achievement of a work environment where differences and diversity of thought are valued.

Our Diversity and Inclusion programs target all employees, with specific strategies to ensure employment equity for women, Aboriginal people, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Being a diverse and inclusive employer is important to our employees because it encourages individuality and diversity of thought. Our people value working in a culture that plans for, and encourages diversity, recognising the value of individual differences.

Aboriginal people

Roads and Maritime Services is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal people in our workforce. We employ Aboriginal people in identified and mainstream positions across NSW including trainees, apprentices, road workers, road designers, cultural heritage advisors, project managers, driver licensing and road safety strategy advisors.

We encourage Aboriginal people to apply for mainstream positions as well as identified positions.

Roads and Maritime’s strategic framework outlines recruitment, development and retention initiatives to assist us increase representation of Aboriginal people within our workforce.

Scholarships for Aboriginal HSC students

Transport for NSW is offering scholarships for Aboriginal students studying the NSW HSC at high school or TAFE. Students must be:

  • Studying the NSW HSC
  • Interested in a career and development opportunities within the Transport for NSW cluster
  • Studyiing a minimum of English Standard and General Maths and subjects which align to relevant careers:
    • Aboriginal Studies
    • Accounting
    • Business Studies
    • Economics
    • Engineering Studies
    • Information Processes and Technology or Computing Applications
    • Legal Studies
    • Physics.

For more information view the Transport for NSW Aboriginal HSC scholarship program.

Other programs

We also offer traineeships, apprenticeships and other talent programs especially for Aboriginal people. For more information email: Talent.Programs@transport.nsw.gov.au.

To find out more about employment opportunities for Aboriginal people contact the Aboriginal Employment Coordinator via email at: Aboriginal.Jobs@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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