“Amazing experience” for school based trainees

Today at Western Health, four young Indigenous women celebrated completing their WPC Group school-based Business Traineeships.   Over the past year, Phoebe Amedovski, Allira McAuley-Dryden, Riah Morgan and Lucy Vicendese have worked towards gaining a Certificate III in Business while also completing their secondary school studies.  The young women did work placement with Western Health for one day per week, across a range of departments, including the Aboriginal Health Unit, People and Culture, Education and Read more…

‘APpeTite program kick-starts Ruby’s career’ – Melbourne, Victoria

Indigenous on her Father’s side, Ruby Stanley is from the Yirrganydji tribe of Townsville, North Queensland. While 20-year-old Ruby currently lives in Pakenham, Victoria, her family ensures she maintains a close connection with her culture by sharing stories, teaching her parts of the language, and showing her how to play Aboriginal musical instruments among other things. After finishing high school, Ruby took a break to focus on strengthening her mental health. In July 2018, she Read more…

‘Apprentice Riki Realises Her Dream with Downer’ – Brisbane, Queensland.

A proud young Indigenous woman originally from regional Queensland, Riki, moved to Brisbane with her sister a week after graduating high school in November 2017. Although she loved her hometown Bauhinia, Riki knew there would be limited opportunities available in the Engineering Industry. Motivated by this reality and the desire to be a positive role model, Riki had the full support of her family to leave home after graduating. Active in her school community, Riki Read more…

‘Maddison’s Story: From Trainee to WPC Group Recruitment Consultant’ – Melbourne, Victoria.

WPC Group Recruitment Consultant Maddison Irwin, 23, says she was encouraged by the support WPC Group offered her since starting her career. Maddison’s indigenous heritage stems from her father’s line. Her tribe, ‘the Budjari Tribe’, is from Cunamulla which is nine hours west of Gold Coast. Her line originates from the small town just outside of Cunamulla, named Eulo. According to Norman Tindale, the Badjiri lands spanned some 4,100 square miles (11,000 km2), reaching from Read more…

‘School based trainees flourish in the health services industry’ – WPC Group, Melbourne, VIC

A partnership between WPC Group and Western Health is seeing the first Aboriginal school-based trainees Phoebe Amedovski, Allira McAuley-Dryden, Riah Morgan and Lucy Vicendese flourish in the health services industry. The ambitious four are completing their core secondary school curriculum while combining training and working in a real job with a real wage. Western Health has committed to providing them with work placements one day a week across several departments, including the Aboriginal Health Unit, Read more…