Helping shape career pathways with Clontarf

Juli 07, 2022
  • Diversity and inclusion

UGL recently attended Clontarf Foundation (Clontarf) employment forums in Perth, Newcastle, and Townsville, spending time with high-school students around Australia.

Clontarf is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. With 10,000 students in the programme, the academies help young men attend school, finish year 12 and enter employment.

The forums are invaluable to the Clontarf students, with the partners showcasing career pathways and helping to foster a focus on work or study after high school.

UGL has had a long-running national partnership with Clontarf for the past four years. By supporting better engagement with the communities in which we operate, we provide young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with insights into our organisation and the many career opportunities we offer.

As well as supporting the development of Clontarf students, UGL also looks to provide employment opportunities within the business. In Perth, over 250 people attended the forum at which former Clontarf student and now employee at UGL’s Bassendean workshop, Fabian Woods, MC’d the event.

The Clontarf founder and CEO, Gerard Neesham, attended and helped celebrate the success of the academies across Australia.

UGL’s Newcastle operations team attended the employment forum at the University of Newcastle, in the Hunter region, NSW. The team shared their advice and spoke about the opportunities and pathways to a long and fulfilling career with UGL, including apprenticeships, internships and the graduate program.

UGL Townsville operations attended the Townsville forum, speaking with students from the region about career pathways at UGL, and explained the type of work we do at our Townsville manufacturing and maintenance site.

We look forward to continuing this partnership by supporting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men with support through events such as these and employment opportunities with UGL.
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