Business

TNT launches recruitment campaign

TNT Express has launched new recruitment campaign aimed at doubling its female workforce.
TNT Express has launched new recruitment campaign aimed at doubling its female workforce. Contributed

TNT Express has launched a revolutionary new recruitment campaign aimed at doubling female participation in its workforce.

TNT's Women in Transport campaign aims to attract more females to traditionally male-dominated roles in the fast lane.

Susan Davies, director of Human Resources at TNT, said the campaign was a positive step towards breaking down preconceived notions of gender roles.

"There is certainly a perception in wider society that men are more suited to roles such as truck driving, and in our industry that has historically been the norm," she said.

Ms Davies said these conceptions were completely false, particularly today when a majority of the company's drivers operate somewhat smaller vehicles and all manual handling tasks are strictly regulated by Occupational Health and Safety laws.

"The traditional barriers which may once have deterred women from entering our industry are now defunct and we are hoping this campaign will convince women to consider a career as a driver or dock hand."

The campaign will run online and in print until April 30.

For more information and to apply for roles, potential applicants are encouraged to visit tntexpress.com.au/wit.

Topics:  better business, campaign, female, recruitment, workers


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Could this be the region's most diverse school?

Georgia Vaaelua, Year 6, and Riyak Rahmanhasan, Year 5.

Inala students share their traditions

How you can help save a baby's life

REV UP: Mater Little Miracles (front) Connor Brown, Lee Young, Snr Sgt Terry Armstrong, Debbie Battle, Donna Kent and Gary Smalley.

"Every dollar raised counts"

Shots fired at three cars in south-east Queensland

Police believe the gunfire came from "another moving vehicle".

Latest deals and offers

Paramedics fought to save drowned toddler's life

BREAKING: A Lockyer Valley family is living a heart-breaking nightmare after a toddler drowned in a tank at a semi-rural property.

Could this be the region's most diverse school?

Georgia Vaaelua, Year 6, and Riyak Rahmanhasan, Year 5.

Inala students share their traditions

How you can help save a baby's life

REV UP: Mater Little Miracles (front) Connor Brown, Lee Young, Snr Sgt Terry Armstrong, Debbie Battle, Donna Kent and Gary Smalley.

"Every dollar raised counts"

Shots fired at three cars in south-east Queensland

Police believe the gunfire came from "another moving vehicle".

Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

STICK AROUND FOR A BEER: Mal Williams has been at every Gympie Muster for 34 years.

Mal Williams has only missed one Muster in 35 years - the first one

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

Robbie Williams sings at manager's funeral

Robbie Williams and Lamar sang at the funeral of their manager

Twice as much Troy will please country music lovers

CATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Singer Troy Cassar-Daley plans to take some time off to spend with family next year.

TROY Cassar-Daley is releasing a new album and book.

Courtney Stodden gets Reborn Doll

Courtney Stodden is trying to get over her recent miscarriage

Kate McKinnon 'destitute' before SNL

Kate McKinnon says she can't do anything but act

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa