UGL Regional Linx (UGLRL) is strongly committed to establishing, maintaining, and progressing a well-developed, inclusive and regionally based workforce throughout NSW. Our commitment to regional NSW has seen skilled employees move to the regions, whilst simultaneously cementing a local workforce, supporting families and communities. UGLRL has established a new industry in Orange NSW, a location which is strategically positioned towards the centre of the Country Regional Network (CRN).
We have placed 58 candidates since contract commencement on 30 January 2022, with 94.7% of our employees living and working on the CRN. In our first year of operation, UGLRL, with the assistance of training providers, has delivered close to 700 individual training courses. This equates to almost three training courses per employee at UGLRL. We are committed to equipping our people to support the CRN, developing a long-standing skills legacy in regional areas.
Our training courses incorporated 39 different disciples, including:
- White Card Training/Induction
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Hazard & Risk Management
- Leadership Programs
- Mental First Aid
- Fire Warden
- Computer and Software
- Working at Heights, and many more.
In addition, UGLRL aims to promote and grow a diverse and inclusive workforce across the state. We are strongly committed to enhancing our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, where we can support individuals, communities and organisations within the CRN.
UGLRL recently welcomed Marc Sutherland and Shaun Allan from Gomeroi Education and Training who presented to the team. The Walan Garay workshop translates to “Strong Words” in the Gomeroi language and provided an opportunity for deep and engaging conversation, enriching our people’s understanding of the Aboriginal culture and their communities.
Participants also heard from Uncle Joe Craigie, UGLRL’s Aboriginal and Social Engagement Manager, who led an in-depth discussion on our UGLRL Aboriginal Participation Plan. Uncle Joe outlined our positive engagements and partnerships that have taken place so far and explained how our workforce can assist in achieving our employment and procurement targets.
We continue to enhance our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and we have seen growth in the procurement spend with companies within these communities.
Interested to learn more about the CRN or our current employment opportunities? Please head to our UGLRL careers page for more information.