Guidelines for candidates

  • Each year we receive far more applications than Fellow placements available.  Your candidate statement is the primary means for showcasing your application.   Please write clearly for a general audience and assume we know nothing about your field. 
  • You will have a minimum 10 years’ experience in the industry 
  • You will require the endorsement of your organisation. 
  • The Fellowship is not an avenue to advance technical capabilities.  We suggest those seeking to further their technical skills consider other development opportunities rather than applying to the Program. 
  • Consider reaching out to past fellows within your organisation to discuss the benefits, time commitment and expectations of the Program 

Guidelines for organisations

We encourage members to self-select and nominate their top male and female applicants for the 2022 Fellowship Program. We recognise that diversity comprises a range of personal and professional factors beyond gender.  We encourage member organisations to also consider diversity more broadly when shortlisting applications, including consideration of non-traditional functions, ethnicity and location. 

  • We will only consider a maximum of one female and one male future leader per member organisation. 
  • Candidates must have 10-15 years’ experience, be able to demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and welcome individual career counselling and executive mentoring. 
  • RA is committed to developing a diverse intake of Fellows.   
    This includes targets for equal representation between male and female participants, as well as inclusion of Fellows from both traditional and non-traditional roles, and those that represent ethnic and geographic diversity. Since the Program’s inaugural intake in 2015 we have received an increasing number of female applications, however we need your support to continue to grow these numbers.  
  • The Fellowship is not an avenue to advance technical capabilities.  We suggest those seeking to further their technical skills consider other development opportunities rather than applying to the Program.
  • Once you have completed the internal selection process, please use the submission checklist below to ensure you have provided all supporting documents. 
  • Please note the closing date for submissions is 2 September 2022

Submission checklist

  1. Read and understand the application guidelines, purpose of the program, contribution to industry and time commitment  
  2. Complete internal selection process.  Maximum one female and one male nominated per member company. 
  3. Consult with your organisation’s Fellowship alumni (if applicable) 
  4. Provide letter of recommendation from your sponsoring organisation (CEO or GM preferred) detailing reasons for application nomination and confirmation of support for investment and time commitments. This letter will not be shared with the nominated Fellows.  
  5. Application form complete  
  6. Selection criteria complete (candidate statement)  
  7. Provide candidate photo  
  8. Provide candidate resume/CV  
  9. Submit application form 

For more information, please contact:
Nicki Lever, Executive – Membership and Programs
Email: nicki@roads.org.au  Mobile: 0412 098 138

Fellowship application form

Start your application here for the RA 2023 Fellowship Program.

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