‘APpeTite program Positively Positions Ruby’s Career’ – Melbourne, Victoria

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 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 traditional musical instruments among other things. After finishing high school, Ruby took a break to focus on strengthening her mental health. Read more…

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

A proud young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 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 industries if she stayed. Motivated by this practicality and a desire to be a positive role model, Riki received the full support of her family when she left home Read more…

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

A partnership between Shake a Leg and Western Health is seeing the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 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, Read more…

Getting down to Business

A big congratulations to Monique! She recently completed a business traineeship in WPC Group’s Brisbane office after completing the Shake A Leg Indigenous Employment Program. Monique has shown true initiative throughout her traineeship; we could not be prouder! Get regular updates and job alerts on the WPC Group Facebook Page here!

New Recruit Wins State Training Award

Alicia Doolan was awarded the Western Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year Award at the NSW Training Awards this month. Alicia completed The Citi New Recruits program in 2013 and that was a great stepping stone to a Business Traineeship. She commenced a Traineeship in 2014 at Precision Metal Group and excelled in her on and off the job studies. Joanne Gedge, Skilling Australia General Manager said “Alicia is a great example of how Read more…