“Amazing experience” for school based trainees

Today at Western Health, four young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women celebrated completing their Shake a Leg 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, Read more…

‘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!