Virtual work experience

Communication and Sustainability Cadet

Jump onboard Australia’s largest railway project in history worth $14.5 billion. After learning how to build a more sustainable future for our world, experience what it’s like to pitch your own original idea to a recognised board of industry professionals.

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Summary

This exciting experience gives you an opportunity to develop all aspects of a large-scale sustainability-themed campaign for Inland Rail. As a Communication and Sustainability Cadet, you will come up with an initial campaign proposal, identify its local and global significance, suggest potential partnerships and community liaisons, plan the campaign roll-out schedule and communications strategy, and present an elevator pitch of your final product to the Inland Rail team of sustainability experts and champions.

‍What you will gain

  • Understanding of the key disciplines and concepts relevant to the work of a Sustainability Officer as well as their day-to-day tasks.
  • Experience in conceptualising, pitching, and designing an implementation plan for a large-scale sustainability campaign that closely aligns with Inland Rail values and best industry practices.
  • Practice in researching potential partnership and outreach opportunities for your campaign.
  • Feedback on your work and progress from the industry mentor and the work experience facilitator as well as frequent self-reflection opportunities.
  • Certified microcredential titled ‘Communication and Sustainability Cadet' virtual work experience at Inland Rail, that can boost your chances of kick-starting a career in
  • related fields.
  • Possibility to see your campaign implemented across Inland Rail to increase sustainability awareness within its community

To join

You need:

  • Yourself
  • Aspiration to make a difference
  • Flair for communication
  • Forward-thinking
  • A computer 
  • An internet connection
  • A hunger for learning...
  • ... and snacks to keep you energised
  • Good vibes

You don't need:

  • To hold back
  • To be shy
  • To doubt yourself
  • To break the bank
  • To be a cool kid
  • The latest tech
  • 5+ years of industry experience 
  • A uni degree
  • Lame excuses 

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