When Lorna Rechichi was appointed Monadelphous’ first operational General Manager in 2020, into the portfolio of ‘Heavy Lift’, she became acutely aware that female participation in the cranage and heavy hauling world was very limited.
The Heavy Lift team established the Monadelphous Crane Operations Pathway Traineeship Program, a 36 month program and prepares female trainees to become qualified crane operators.
On successful completion of the program, participants receive nationally recognised qualifications and continue in their permanent full-time position within the company’s Heavy Lift business.
Support is provided by a dedicated onsite coordinator accountable for overseeing the Program’s delivery and supporting participants throughout their journey; through female and Indigenous mentors; and the Recruitment team provide ongoing support to trainees throughout their journey.
The trainees complete their training across Solomon, Eliwana and Port Hedland Operations, training in real working environments and forming a part of the permanent operational team.
The transferability of this initiative lies in its adaptability to other industries, offering a model for addressing skill shortages and fostering diversity.
This program is an outcome of Monadelphous’ Gender Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2021 – 2024.