“In 2026 I will be able to say, ‘I helped build that’,” said Design Trainee Samantha Salkeld, one of four local trainees learning new skills at Western Sydney Airport (WSA).
The recent school leavers and Western Sydney locals are taking part in a new 12-month program which includes splitting their time with hands-on experience on the site of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, while completing further study at TAFE NSW.
The trainees are studying to become the next generation of airport leaders and are working in various functions across the organisation including in Corporate Affairs, Technology, Design, and Commercial and Delivery.
The program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity designed to kick-start their careers and support WSA’s commitment to developing current and future skills, with a focus on developing capability.
Find out more about Samantha’s journey at WSA by checking out the short video below. You can also find videos on all the trainees here.