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Easternwell supports Indigenous career paths

Easternwell is focused on creating sustainable career paths for Indigenous youth and long-term unemployed in its organisation as part of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative (IEPI).

The company’s Camp to Town program is a development pathway for Indigenous candidates to progress through recruitment to sustained employment via completion of intensive training and work placement.

Following successful completion of the two week program, three candidates recently became qualified as Housekeepers working in our remote camps located throughout southwest Queensland.

Easternwell General Manager Marco Waanders said: “Following successful completion of training requirements, opportunities exist for the candidates to join our team in various camp locations on a rostered basis FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) from Toowoomba.”

Supported by Broadspectrum’s QLD IEPI Regional Employment Coordinator Dave Binjuda, candidates will have access to mentoring and cultural support, personal development reviews and training and development opportunities.

“We’re very proud of the candidates for completing the training and work placement program and look forward to supporting them with their career aspirations at Easternwell.”

The IEPI, which is overseen by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, aims to improve social equality for Indigenous people through job creation. Organisations involved in the initiative collectively aim to employ and retain 20,000 Indigenous job seekers by 2020.

As a Broadspectrum subsidiary, Easternwell has an Indigenous employment rate of 5.28 per cent and commits to the Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative as part of the company’s elevate Reconciliation Action Plan.

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