Collaboration and training matches skilled locals with construction jobs
The Lendlease Atherstone Exchange and Jobs Victoria have joined forces with civil contractor Rokon to find good quality candidates for major construction projects. Natalie Bell is one employee who has benefited from this collaboration, now forging a new career in the construction industry.
Rokon is one of two principal civil contractors on the Lendlease Communities Atherstone project in Melton. Atherstone is a joint venture between Lendlease and Melton City Council, who are committed to delivering local jobs.
Rokon Area Manager Daniel Ross says he struggles to find good quality candidates to work on the project due to the demand for skills in construction projects across the state. Initiatives such as the Lendlease Atherstone Exchange, launched in 2017, and support from Jobs Victoria, has helped to address this issue.