Building a freeway on the double
10 February 2011
Abigroup foremen can be forgiven if they think they’re seeing double with a pair of identical twins working on the Peninsula Link job.
Recruited as a construction worker for the EastLink interchange section of the $759 million Peninsula Link project, Dale Hill has just joined identical brother Kyle on what they both describe as “a career opportunity of a lifetime”.
Kyle, who is based on the Ballarto Road site a few kilometres south, started with the project in October 2010 and convinced Dale he should apply.
“Peninsula Link definitely is proving a great start to a promising career,” said Dale. “In Australia’s current job climate, having a position with Abigroup could open a lot of doors in the civil infrastructure industry.”
Having completed Year 11 at Dromana High School in 2009, Dale undertook Certificate II in Civil Construction (pre-vocational training) at Chisholm Institute, which is run in conjunction with Abigroup’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and William Adams Institute of Training (formally Caterpillar Institute).
The 19-year-old Rosebud residents are among several local people who last year completed the ten week course which equips graduates with nationally recognised qualifications, as well as offering basic entry level practical experience on Abigroup projects or other civil construction projects in the region.
Since being award the contract Abigroup have actively been involved in local career information nights, working closely with Chisholm Institute and recently supporting the South East Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN).
More than 1500 employees have been inducted into the Peninsula Link project since February 2010. Abigroup values its workforce and the project has an excellent safety record, achieving nearly 500,000 man hours to date with no lost time injuries.
The Peninsula Link project involves the construction of 27 kilometres of roadway, with two lanes in each direction, from its connection with EastLink to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Mt Martha.
For further information about job opportunities with Peninsula Link visit Positions Vacant or send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org