A diverse workforce is essential so we remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the NSW community. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively recruit and have specific workplace programs to support equal employment and development opportunities for women, people of cultural and linguistic diversity, people with a disability and Aboriginal people.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employs Aboriginal people in identified and mainstream positions across the organisation as trainees, apprentices, road workers, cultural and heritage advisors, program managers, and as driver licensing and road safety strategy advisors.
RMS Aboriginal Employment Strategy is our strategic framework for improving recruitment, development and retention of Aboriginal people across our organisation.
Our Aboriginal employment DVD Walk the road with our mob provides advice from our Aboriginal employees across NSW about the variety of employment opportunities RMS offers.
We have scholarships available for Aboriginal students in Year 11 and 12 to complete maths and science subjects in the HSC. These subjects are prerequisites for engineering study. For more information email: email@example.com. Applications are open until 30 September.
We also offer university scholarships, traineeships, apprenticeships and in-training engineering positions especially for Aboriginal people. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For copies of our publications or to find out more about employment opportunities for Aboriginal people contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator on (02) 8588 5106 or email email@example.com.
RMS supports women at all levels of our organisation. We have specific programs to develop and support women in management and other non-traditional positions.
We're committed to increasing the number of women engineers in RMS. To do this, we're working with all of the NSW universities that offer Civil Engineering to encourage more women to consider a career in this crucial field. We also sponsor initiatives such as The Great Engineering Challenge for high school students, Australian Engineers Week and co-sponsor or promote many initiatives designed to improve student awareness of what is involved in an engineering career.
The RMS Spokeswomen's Program is a long-established forum for women to share information and views, and hundreds of women participate each year. The RMS Professional Women's Network is a regular lunch event, with high profile speakers addressing senior women across RMS.
RMS also offers scholarships to attract people from diverse backgrounds to a career in engineering.
People with disabilities
Attracting people with disabilities is an important part of RMS' employment strategy. We encourage any person with a disability to apply for RMS positions for which they are qualified. Disclosure is treated with sensitivity.
Our processes and policies ensure that all applicants are treated equitably through each stage of recruitment and employment, and are provided with the resourcing they need to work effectively and develop their careers once employed.
RMS is a member of Australian Employers Network on Disability, which helps facilitate required adjustments to workplaces, ensure we are supporting our staff with disabilities equitably, and is helping to build our capabilities and skills in disability confidence.