Trainees at the Port
In mid 2019, the National Indigenous Australians Agency announced an employment incentive program called “1000 jobs”. The 1,000 jobs package is a wage subsidy that supports employment opportunities across remote Australia. Eligible employers receive financial support to hire suitably skilled CDP participants in new, ongoing jobs.
NT Port & Marine showed interest in the program and Chris Francis from the Australian Maritime & Fisheries Academy recommended CDP participants, Richard Djorlom and Hayden Henry-Whiting, after they successfully completed Coxswain Training at Port Melville.
“NTPM would like to welcome Hayden Henry-Whiting and Richard Djorlom. They are joining the team as our successful trainee candidates,” Wharfmaster Mick Kindleysides said.
“Hayden and Richard have hit the ground running and blended smoothly into our workplace. We can see that they are eager to tackle what’s in front of them and having extra hands on deck is always appreciated. They will be exposed to a broad range of tasks in their time here and I expect they will be able to take it in their stride.
“I think it’s great to have some pleasant and enthusiastic new faces on site and the good sense of humour they share will certainly come in handy. We wish them well and are happy to have the onboard.”
Both Richard and Hayden are excelling in their positions and are very enthusiastic about continuing to broaden their skills at the port.