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PATRICK Terminals has announced the third intake of its WILpower program, a leadership program for women in the logistics and maritime industry.

The WILpower program was launched to address the lack of gender diversity within the stevedoring industry and aims to represent the shortage of female applicants and women with strong industry experience.

It is a two-year management program structured around on-the-job learning and rotations through various areas of Patrick’s business.

Patrick Terminals Brisbane terminal manager and WILpower champion Matt Hollamby said the company is a strong advocate for gender diversity.

“We are proud to be announcing our third iteration of our WILpower program with even more roles and the addition of an engineering focused WILpower program,” Mr Hollamby said.

“Our WILPower program has been a highly successful program for our organisation with an increase in females in operational leaderships roles since the introduction of the program.

“As the Patrick Terminals business continues to invest in new technology and automation, the introduction of an engineering stream into our WILpower program is also extremely important.”

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Patrick Terminals national health, safety and environment manager Liz Pinkerton, who participated in the first intake of the program, said the program helped drive the advancement of her career.

“WILPower was a great program for me to quickly learn the varied aspects of the Patrick Terminals business and progress through the organisation,” Ms Pinkerton said.

“I would encourage anyone looking for a dynamic fast-paced industry where you are actually making a difference to the Australian economy then this is a great opportunity.”

Patrick Terminals said the program will provide opportunities for women to join the company across four engineering and four operational roles.

Opportunities are available nationally across terminals in Sydney, Brisbane, Fremantle and Melbourne.

Patrick Terminals said the program includes a full-time competitive salary, job rotations across a broad spectrum of roles, individualised mentoring and ongoing support. Applications close 17 July this year.

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