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NZ Transport Agency offers scholarship to improve workplace health and safety

The NZ Transport Agency is showing its commitment to helping improve workplace health and safety through the creation of a new scholarship scheme for those working in the roading construction industry.

The four scholarships will offer a 12 month opportunity to develop competent and qualified safety professionals.

“We’re committed to leading the industry towards zero harm in the workplace so that all employees and contractors go home safe and healthy every day”, says Martin McMullan the Transport Agency’s Zero Harm Manager.

“This will enable four individuals to become suitably qualified and experienced in health and safety so that we can play our part in providing tangible improvements towards New Zealand’s health and safety performance.”

Each scholarship will include fully funded course and examination fees associated with an International Certificate from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), peer mentoring and work experience.

To be eligible candidates must:

  • Be working in the roading construction industry
  • Show a demonstrable interest and aptitude for health and safety
  • Be a high performer in their current organisation, showing potential for development into a future safety leader
  • Sign up and commit to a programme of study (either full time or distance learning)
  • Have support of their manager and employing organisation.

The closing date for applications is 29 January 2016, and successful candidates will be notified directly by 26 February 2016. 

For more information please contact:

Anita Collins
Communications and Stakeholder Manager Zero Harm
NZ Transport Agency

T: 09 928 8753