ScottsRL launches apprenticeship program

Transport operator, Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics (ScottsRL), is focused on improving the safety of its road transport activities and developing the next generation of skilled workers within its mechanical workshops.

ScottsRL said in a statement it has recognised the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy, inspire future talent and develop its capacity by engaging with young people via education, work experience and vocational career development through apprenticeships.

As part of the apprentices’ development ScottsRL has engaged with key partners to deliver this the training to its heavy vehicle apprentices.

The program is reported to provide tailored technical training and employability skills, instilling confidence and increasing communication and team working skills.

The apprentices will be undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in Heavy Vehicle Mechanic which requires the apprentice to work and gain competence to complete the four-year undertaking.

Heavy Vehicle Mechanics are qualified to repair and maintain the engines and components of large vehicles and engines, which are key to ScottsRL business.

ScottsRL recently employed apprentices within the network and recently welcomed Lachlan Muir to its Morningside (Brisbane) Workshop.

“Muir finished Year 12 in 2018 and has been working in similar mechanical industries which has given him a sound understanding of the industry and the expectation of the job,” said ScottsRL.

Last year, ScottsRL named a new leader.