Newest Driver Academy in SATAS narrows the gender gap

Follow our latest batch of recruits as they gear up for a rewarding career behind the wheel.

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October 24, 2022

Tags: Drivers

Cleanaway’s Driver Academy for Women has expanded to SATAS where nine recruits are already gearing up to get behind the wheel as fully licenced drivers.

Pictured: The first batch of nine recruits smile for the cameras on induction day.

Pictured: CEO and Managing Director Mark Schubert and Executive General Manager, Solid Waste Services Tracey Boyes gave the women a warm welcome via videocall.

Induction day for the class took place on Monday 11 October 2022. This was then followed by a series of safety trainings and site tours to introduce the recruits to Cleanaway facilities.

Pictured: Health & Safety Business Partner David Lachi conducts fire extinguisher training for the recruits.

Pictured: Regional Manager David Leaney and his team gave the recruits an extensive tour of Inkerman Landfill, one of South Australia’s largest landfills.

Pictured: Driver Stef Mirus shares some tips with the recruits at the Welland Waste & Recycling Depot.

Pictured: SATAS academy recruits experience the inner workings of Lonsdale Waste & Recycling Depot and Wingfield Resource Recovery Centre with Regional Manager Damien Gallacher and Operations Coordinator Branka Orsulic.

Pictured: Cleanaway staff and academy recruits pose in front of the ‘wine tours bus’ which brought them on a very different kind of tour to the Cleanaway sites. The tour also gave the women a chance to bond and share a few laughs.

The recruits are currently in their third week of training and upon graduation will be based at our Port Adelaide branch.

The women are expected to receive their heavy rigid (HR) vehicle licences and be on the road before Christmas.

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