VET Cadet Profile

Christine Saunders is a VET Cadet placed within Transport for NSW on the Regional Rail Project. The project will replace the entire NSW regional rail fleet, including 60 XPTs and more than 50 XPLORER and Endeavour passenger cars. The new trains will improve safety, comfort and reliability for passengers who travel from Sydney to many regional centres in NSW, as well as Canberra and Brisbane.

Christine works on the project’s Jobs and Skills team which aims to ensure that the project creates job opportunities for the local workforce and stimulates the regional economy.

Before relocating to Sydney in 2016, Christine lived in Coffs Harbour with the rest of her family.
In her leisure time, Christine loves to go to music concerts and enjoys preparing meals for the week ahead.

A day at work can involve attending team meetings, drafting issue papers and briefing notes, managing stakeholder engagement lists and coordinating the project’s monthly work stream report, which is a high level project overview that is disseminated to the Secretary and sometimes to Minister Constance.

Since starting with Transport for NSW in October 2018, Christine has taken part in some special events around the cluster. She was recently invited to the unveiling of the plaque to acknowledge the Stolen Generations on Platform 1 at Central Station and also took part in the ‘Sharing Stories and Taking Action: Women in Leadership in Transport’ event.

When asked what she loves the most about working on the Project, Christine says “I love that the work we take part in will help to get some great outcomes for Aboriginal communities and other under-represented groups”.

Christine Saunders is a VET Cadet placed within Transport for NSW on the Regional Rail Project. The project will replace the entire NSW regional rail fleet, including 60 XPTs and more than 50 XPLORER and Endeavour passenger cars. The new trains will improve safety, comfort and reliability for passengers who travel from Sydney to many regional centres in NSW, as well as Canberra and Brisbane.

Christine works on the project’s Jobs and Skills team which aims to ensure that the project creates job opportunities for the local workforce and stimulates the regional economy.

Before relocating to Sydney in 2016, Christine lived in Coffs Harbour with the rest of her family.
In her leisure time, Christine loves to go to music concerts and enjoys preparing meals for the week ahead.

A day at work can involve attending team meetings, drafting issue papers and briefing notes, managing stakeholder engagement lists and coordinating the project’s monthly work stream report, which is a high level project overview that is disseminated to the Secretary and sometimes to Minister Constance.

Since starting with Transport for NSW in October 2018, Christine has taken part in some special events around the cluster. She was recently invited to the unveiling of the plaque to acknowledge the Stolen Generations on Platform 1 at Central Station and also took part in the ‘Sharing Stories and Taking Action: Women in Leadership in Transport’ event.

When asked what she loves the most about working on the Project, Christine says “I love that the work we take part in will help to get some great outcomes for Aboriginal communities and other under-represented groups”.

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