The Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA) Management Committee has created an annual Young Rail Specialist Achievement Award for excellence and ‘applied’ innovation to be granted to an eligible young rail employee.  Eligible employees may be a specialist in railway infrastructure, and not necessarily an engineer, under the age of 35 years.

The Award is aimed at recognising and encouraging the contribution of young people in rail, while also promoting the objectives of the RTAA.

This Award is open to individuals who are:

  • are employees of current Corporate RTAA Members or,
  • are RTAA Personal Members, who have held membership for at least one year and,
  • are under the age of 35 as at 1 January 2017 and,
  • can demonstrate key involvement in the rail industry, in any, or all of the rail infrastructure fields of specialisation (refer to categories generally described in the RTAA Frank Franklyn Award Guidelines and Rules document Section 1 “Introduction” – dot points 1 and 2) locally or internationally and,
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens and/or authorised residents.

The judging panel will consist of at least four members of the RTAA Frank Franklyn Award Sub-Committee, as led by the RTAA’s Award Champion.  The applicant may be required to make a brief presentation to the panel on their application to assist in determining the winner.


Guidelines and Rules document and Nomination Form are available on the Rail Track Association Australia website

Nominations close Friday 20 April 2018

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