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Port of Brisbane Launches Marine Cadetship Program for Women

Port of Brisbane Launches Marine Cadetship Program for Women

Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) has launched a leading Cadetship Program to encourage talented women to embark on a career in the industry. The maritime industry has traditionally attracted mostly men yet many women find it highly rewarding; we think you will too! Ready to apply already? Applications are now open! Read more and apply here. 

  • 24 month paid work and training program for women
  • Start your career in the maritime industry, where every day is different 
  • Enjoy family-friendly conditions and work with a great bunch of people  
  • Grow and develop through mentoring from industry professionals 
  • Work in the great outdoors - your new office is Moreton Bay!
  • Join the first Australian program of its kind


We’re looking for people who are flexible and enjoy working as part of a small team. You’ll be reliable, enjoy working outdoors and be interested in learning new skills.​


You’ll start out in a hands-on entry level role, spending most days working on the boats with our friendly, qualified team. You’ll learn on-the-job about vessel operations, navigation and maintenance, and will have the opportunity to view marine operations and hydrography technology. You’ll also take on deckhand duties including cleaning, maintenance and other general tasks and will learn to plan work safely. 

The Cadetship is a full-time role and the hours are designed to help you manage other commitments: most days, you’ll work from 7am to 3:30pm. Sometimes, you might be needed a bit later but we’ll do all we can to ensure fixed hours on days of the week where you need to be at home by an agreed time. 

During the Program, you’ll be supported to complete qualifications allowing you to command a commercial vessel up to 24m long. In addition, you’ll be encouraged to apply for positions as they become available, whether in a similar role or in other areas of our operation. We’re eager to showcase the great things our industry offers and provide opportunities for women to join our organisation. As a Cadet you’ll be mentored and supported by our welcoming team to ensure you’re successful and you get any help you might need. 

"It's time to change perceptions about our industry and encourage more women to consider a marine career"

Meet Port Of Brisbane's new Supervisor, Ron Whitney (pictured). Ron talks about the job, the new cadetship program launched by Port of Brisbane and explains what it's all about in this blog. 

To find out more, contact Louise on 07 3258 4696 or register to attend our Open Day in June 2018. 
Ready to apply already? Applications are now open! Read more and apply here. 

About Port of Brisbane

We are thrilled to welcome award winner for environmental leadership, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd to WORK180’s list of #EndorsedEmployersforWomen! Join an organisation which is a key cornerstone of the QLD state economy and you'll have excellent career opportunities to truly contribute and make your mark. 

What's on offer:

  • Free gym facilities
  • On-the-job coaching
  • Paid leave for pre-natal appointments
  • Paid parental leave (14 weeks to primary carers)

+ more on their Best Employer page

Ready to apply already? Applications are now open! Read more and apply here. 

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