Linfox snaps up school leavers

Linfox uses careers expo to attract school leavers, as educators notice rising interest in transport and logistics

By Ruza Zivkusic | June 29, 2011

An increasing number of secondary college students are choosing the transport industry as their career path.

Up to 2,500 students have recently visited Linfox’s stall during RMIT University’s careers expo to express interesting in entering the industry.

Thirteen Australian and six Asian graduates signed up for Linfox’s graduate program this year, following the company’s attempts to become the employer of choice for those finishing their studies.

"Kids are not looking at tertiary courses anymore, they’re looking at other possible employment opportunities in other industries and that would incorporate transport," events manager of Western Sydney Careers Expo Tina Tolich says.

"A lot of them realise what they want to do after coming to the expo, that’s the feedback we get from the teachers – they actually have a much clearer idea of what they want to do."

RMIT University career development and education manager Sally Brooks says the number of transport companies that reach the university to recruit graduates has increased by 10 percent over the last few years.

More than 20,000 people attended the expo, which was held over the weekend. Half of attendees were Year 10, 11 and 12 students looking for career advice.

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