Hobart-based SRT Logistics has won the Innovation & Excellence in Workforce Development – Road Transport Award at the 2015 Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) Awards for Excellence held recently in Melbourne.
SRT Logistics was awarded for its ‘Job Ready’ program, which the company developed to attract and upskill participants and provide the business with a pool to recruit competent drivers.
According to CEO of TLISC, Robert Adams, SRT Logistics had demonstrated flexibility and adeptness in dealing with a significant constraint on its operations.
“Thanks to the Job Ready program, SRT has helped to build a valuable pool of skills among its workforce and put the business on a fresh trajectory to capitalise on growth opportunities,” he said.
Joanne Tye, HR and Compliance Manager at SRT Logistics said the key to the program was the way current staff took on the role of mentors to the new trainees.
“Every trainee finished four weeks of training and each one received a job offer or got a job elsewhere in the industr, she said.”We are going to run it again, so that speaks volumes about its success.”
SRT operates four refrigerated warehouses in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart as well as Laverton North in Victoria using a fleet of more than 200 trucks and over 200 employees.