One-stop job shop opens for $985m Northern Connector project

Sophia Rostron   |   October 5, 2016

The Northern Connector, Lendlease's upcoming construction of a 15.5km six-lane road that will link Greater Adelaide, has opened it's 'one-stop shop for employment, training and education' to give South Australians unprecedented access to job opportunities on the $985 million project. 

Premier Jay Weatherill lauded the NorthHub website for optimising local industry participation on public infrastructure projects in South Australia, reporting that 70 South Australians were already employed on the project. 

“NorthHub will be vital in ensuring that local people benefit most from this major transport infrastructure project, and we have made a commitment that more than half the workforce will be from the northern suburbs,” Mr Weatherill said.

“NorthHub will provide opportunities for locals to find work or train towards gaining employment on the project which is critical for an area experiencing higher unemployment than other parts of the state and which is facing the impending closure of the Holden factory.”

banner.jpgThe Northern Connector Project - Image Courtesy of NorthHub

Each year, NorthHub is expected to support around 480 jobs in a variety of positions including civil and formwork construction workers, site supervisors, project engineers, safety professionals, administrative professionals, and trainees and apprentices. 

According to the NorthHub website, Lendlease will be working to ensure at least half of these jobs are awarded to northern suburbs workers from the Local Government areas of Port Adelaide Enfield, Salisbury, Playford, Tea Tree Gully, Light, Mallala, Gawler and Barossa.

Positions are already being advertised, with the number of listed opportunities to grow as major construction on the project gets underway. 

South Australian jobseekers will be able to access the service online, or in person at the Northern Connector project site at Waterloo Corner, Adelaide.  

So what are you waiting for? Jump online and register with NorthHub for expressions of interest to receive alerts when jobs become available. 

Source: Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Post Header Image Source: NorthHub

Sophia Rostron
As the Content editor at Felix (formerly PlantMiner), Sophia works behind the scenes to keep our blog machine in motion. A student of Law and Business, she's very dependent on coffee and loves any excuse to travel.

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