EMS Group seeks apprentice applications

NSW-based company's skills program targets diesel mechanics

EMS Group seeks apprentice applications
Cavanagh says EMS Group is investing in industry training.


Equipment and labour services provider EMS Group is inviting apprentice applications as part of its campaign to address skills shortage in Australia.

EMS Group director Tom Cavanagh says people trained as diesel mechanics are in particular short-supply in the country.

The Dubbo-based company points to a recent federal Department of Employment study that showed a state-wide shortage of diesel mechanics in NSW.

"At EMS Group we are committed to being part of the solution," Cavanagh says.

"In September, we took part in RDA Orana’s Regional Skills Outlook Survey – developing a skills profile for each LGA in the region.

"Our Labour Hire Manager, Matt Martin provided feedback for the Survey, and now we are putting our training investment behind those words.

"EMS is committed to providing opportunities for people in regional areas. We are a nation-wide company based here in Dubbo and that’s exactly where we hire our people."

EMS Group employs up to 200 staff at any point in time and according to its recent EMS Employee Demographic Report, 50 per cent of its staff lives in Dubbo and 4 per cent are undertaking an apprenticeship.

"We look forward to continuing to help address the regional and state skills shortage by working collaboratively with organisations like RDA Orana."

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