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Supporting development opportunities for people in the T&L Industry in Queensland

In partnership with Daimler Trucks and Bus Australia, the Queensland Trucking Association Ltd are proud to offer a Scholarship Program to emerging leaders in our trucking industry.

The Queensland Trucking Association Ltd (QTA) is the peak industry association for road freight operators in Queensland, with members from all sectors of the industry across Queensland.   Founded in 1907 as the Master Carriers Association of Queensland, we are recognised by the Queensland Government as the pre-eminent State Road Freight Transport Industry Association.  The QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program will identify potential leadership talent and provide opportunities to cultivate leadership capability within the industry.  The recipients of this program will be a part of the next generation of industry leaders and contribute to the future prosperity of industry.
    Daimler Truck and Bus Australia offers products from Europe, Japan and the United States with Mercedes-Benz trucks and buses, Freightliner trucks and Fuso trucks and buses, as well as Alliance Truck Parts.  Daimler Truck and Bus products are supported by a professional dealership.

    Daimler Truck and Bus Australia President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead says the company is thrilled to back the scholarship program.  "Daimler Truck and Bus is passionate about making the transport industry a destination industry for the best and the brightest young Australians," Mr Whitehead says.

    "The Australian transport industry can provide wonderful and fulfilling career opportunities for young people and Daimler Truck and Bus is proud to support the Queensland Trucking Association and its exciting scholarship program that aims to further develop emerging talent," he says.

    About the Program

    The program is about identifying emerging leaders in the industry, developing their capability to contribute to the productivity, efficiency and safety of their employer/business to lead them into the future.  For our industry to continue to prosper, we need to develop our emerging leaders - we want to identify those who see themselves as being involved in the future of their employer's businesses and contribute to the long term future of the industry.  

    If you see yourself doing this, or have someone in your business with potential, we want you to apply.  The scholarships will offer a unique opportunity to further experience the industry and establish connections with people who can advance your leadership aspirations.

    The QTA/Daimler Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program will support leadership development opportunities for people in the transport and logistics industry anywhere in Queensland, aged 21+ who have a passion for the industry, a drive to lead the future success of their employer/business and keen to be involved in the future of the industry.

    Scholarship Eligibility

      • Applicants need to be aged 21+, AND be employed by a QTA Member or an Association affiliated with the QTA.
      • Possess a commitment to their employer to contribute to the productivity, efficiency and safety of the business
      • Have a passion for the industry and a desire to contribute to the future of the industry
      • Applicants need to live in Queensland.  At least one scholarship will be offered to an applicant from regional Queensland.
      • Applications need to be endorsed with a Letter of Support by the applicant’s employer.

    Scholarship Inclusions

    The scholarship inclusions will be tailored for each recipient, including but not limited to:

    • Financial support to cover all reasonable costs towards providing opportunities and experiences to broaden recipient's future leadership aspirations.
    • An industry mentor will be appointed to each scholarship recipient to offer opportunities for personal and business leader development through advice, support and guidance.
    • Opportunities to meet with industry stakeholders to broaden your networks and industry knowledge.
    • Education on industry advocacy and policy development.
    • Resources and training to improve personal branding and social media profiling resources.

    Each Scholarship holder will be offered:

    • Complimentary attendance at 2018 QTA Ltd Annual Dinner and Awards Night (15 September 2018).
    • Nomination in the QTA Industry Award category, the Inaugural QTA/Daimler Future Leaders Award in 2019.  Included will be a complimentary ticket to the 2019 Awards dinner (date to be advised).

    Scholarship Application Process

    To apply for a Scholarship, complete the Online Application and attach a Letter of Support from your QTA employer or member by due date 31 July 2018.

    Download a copy of the Application Form

    Download a copy of the Scholarship Information

    When to Apply - Program Timeline

    16 MayApplications Open
    31 JulyApplications Close
    1-8 AugustApplications Assessed and Recipients selected
    10 AugustRecipients Notified (in-confidence)
    15 SeptemberRecipients announced at QTA Annual Dinner and Awards Night
    September 2018 -August 2019Scholarship activity undertaken

    For more information

    For more information, or to discuss your application, please contact Lisa Acret, QTA's Membership Service Manager on 0405 152 952 or E:

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