Career promo immerses students in operations

Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) is getting on the front foot with recruiting.

A group of 22 young men inspecting the Townsville site recently were introduced to the range of opportunity that comes with running one of regional Queensland’s largest logistics, stevedoring and transport operations.

The grade 11 and 12 students are aligned to the Clontarf Foundation which has goals to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self- esteem and employment prospects of young Indigenous men.

NSS provided an immersive experience for the young men, Business Support Manager Jade Collins said.

“We did a site tour of our operations and spoke quite a bit about that,” Ms Collins said.

“They were quite enthusiastic and had a lot of questions about job opportunities, particularly trades. … you can see they had a little light in their eyes about certain jobs and certain prospects.”

NSS was not only the largest employer it was also largest trainer of stevedores in regional Queensland, Stevedore Manager Scott Neame said.

His advice was to jump at the chance to work where the employer was willing to invest in their staff..

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