‘Brandon Smith inspires students during career bootcamp’ – Melbourne Storm, News

Melbourne Storm utility Brandon Smith inspired 22 Indigenous students when he spoke about sacrifice, hard work and commitment during a two-day career bootcamp as part of the NRL School to Work program last month. Smith spoke to the group about leaving his hometown in Waiheke Island, New Zealand and moving to Australia to follow his dream – playing rugby league at the highest level. Melbourne Demons players Jeff Garlett and Toby Bedford also shared their Read more…

“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…