National training award

Roadways has been named a top three finalist for Small Employer of the Year at the Australian Training Awards.

In a gala dinner in Perth acknowledging the best in training talent across the country, Roadways was recognised for its commitment and innovation in addressing training needs for its industry and organisation.

Ian Harrington Group Managing Director Phil Sidney said it was a great honour that the significant investment in training by Roadways was recognised at a national level.

“Our commitment to quality and training is entrenched in the culture of Roadways and we have invested strongly to ensure that we continuously improve the skills of our workforce,” said Mr Sidney from Perth last night.

“Our training program extends beyond our on-ground work crews through to administration and management to ensure every employee has the opportunity to upgrade skills and knowledge to further enhance their careers.”

“Training really is the lifeblood of our employees to ensure the viability of Roadways into the future in a very competitive market so to get national recognition for our efforts is a tremendous endorsement,” he said.

Roadways won the state based Tasmanian Training Awards in 2013 taking out the Small Employer of the Year award.

Australian Training Award certificate

Managing Director Phil Sidney and OHS&E Adviser Syd Prickett with the national nomination

Roadways is Tasmania’s largest privately owned and operated specialist bituminous surfacing company employing 34 staff members across three locations. It was the first time Roadways had entered the State-based awards system.