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John Holland launches recruitment drive

Infrastructure company John Holland has put out the call for 400 new workers across its Western Australian projects.

John Holland currently employs more than 5000 people across its construction, tunnelling, rail and building projects in Australia.

It recently secured a $130 million contract with Fortescue Metals Group to construct 143 kilometres of railway tracks and signalling at the Eliwana Mine and Rail Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara.

The tracks will connect the new the new Eliwana Rail Line to the existing Fortescue Hamersley Line to Port Hedland. The engagement will see John Holland manage a newly upgraded Rail Welding Facility in Port Hedland as well as the design, construct and integration of the Signalling and Train Control Systems.

The company will also procure and manufacture the signalling system wayside equipment from its Canning Vale Fabrication Warehouse and complete all civil and electrical installations of the wayside signalling systems on site.

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John Holland Operations Manager Rob Hennessy said the company is a major employer in the Australian rail and construction industries and is creating significant employment opportunities in the West Australian market at a time when it is most needed.

“This is a great indication of the strength of our business in WA,” Hennessy said.

“We will always focus on local talent first – especially in regional areas such as in the Pilbara, where most of these jobs have been created.

“These roles will require rail worker competencies and some apprenticeships, which will provide an opportunity for hands-on learning and mentoring with some of the industry’s most experienced operators.”

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