Building future talent
The Cameron Roberts Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Cameron Roberts, a highly valued member of the Transurban Finance team who sadly passed away in 2015.
This year we awarded this scholarship to Kubra Taher. Kubra is a third-year civil engineering student, and is the first in her family to attend university. Kubra will receive financial support to complete her degree and work experience and mentoring from Transurban.
Two third-year female engineering students in the Monash University Engineering Leadership program were awarded scholarships. These students will undertake work experience with CityLink during university holiday periods.
Through our partnership in Western Sydney University’s Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program, we offered women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the chance to meet senior engineering and science professionals, and gain skills and experience to prepare them for their transition to the workforce.
Transurban also hosted a site visit to our NorthConnex project for the WiSE program’s launch event.
We also reached out to high school students to encourage them to consider studies and possible career paths in business, engineering and infrastructure.
Transurban ran an industry experience session on Transport Planning for Sydney with around 130 female high school students at the University of NSW’s Power of Engineering day in September 2016. We also hosted a Power of Engineering event at our Cross City Tunnel asset, with Year 10 students from Loretta Kirribilli.