SeaRoad played host to Tasmanian students from around the state as part of the Careers on the Move Induction Program on the 9th May. The program was designed by the Australian Apprenticeship System and is supported by local transport businesses and is in its first year of implementation. Organised by Jamie Auton and Lisa Fulton, 20 students descended onto the Logistics Devonport depot eager to learn all about SeaRoad and its operations. A tour was conducted with the group being split into 3 small groups. Group one was held in the board room and gave the students an overview of the administration process. Leonie Brooks demonstrated how to manifest cargo in the Road Runner system and a group organisational chart was also shown to explain the structure of SeaRoad.
Group two were given a demonstration of a truck check from Robert Smith transport trainer from Transtrain. A competition was also held for the student who could correctly complete a truck pre-start checklist, with a prize awarded to the winner. Group three were taken to the workshop with Jeremy Benson for a tour of the quarantine wash bay, logistics shed and shipping yard. Jeremy and Jamie both shared their own personal experiences with the company, explaining that progression within SeaRoad is achievable. Jamie explained how his career had commenced as a truck driver and how he was now Compliance Supervisor.
As host, SeaRoad will also have a student placed at each of the Logistics Tasmanian branches in June. To be eligible for this placement students had to apply and go through a rigorous selection process. Each student will spend 3 days at each branch and have a hands on experience which will be invaluable to them as they map out their career path in the transport and logistics industry.