UGL and Souths Cares bring support program to Regional NSW
- March 16, 2023
- Diversity and inclusion
- People and community
UGL has teamed up with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and our partner Souths Cares to bring support programs to disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families.
More than 1,500 students across Regional NSW have taken part in programs that address education, training, health and employment needs.
UGL Regional Linx (UGLRL) employees recently had the opportunity to join UGL on one of Souths Cares support program visits to Dubbo and Wellington. Uncle Joe Craigie and Elijah Roberts-Smyth joined UGL’s Mereani Lalabalavu, Craig Knowles and Bronte Gibson to talk about employment in the local area and our School Based Apprentices and Traineeships (SBAT) program.
UGLRL is proud to be Transport for NSW’s contractor for the operation and maintenance of rail infrastructure known as the Country Regional Network (CRN) and looks forward to providing ongoing employment opportunities in the future.
“Working alongside Souths Cares was an awesome experience; they have a solid connection in regional communities and it was great to be part of it,” said Elijah Roberts-Smyth – UGLRL’s Aboriginal and Social Engagement Advisor.
“I look forward to many more opportunities to connect with our youth and communities, expanding our position as an employer of choice in Regional NSW and across Australia,” Elijah said.
Children aged five to 15 also had the opportunity to kick a footy with their favourite South Sydney Rabbitohs stars as part of a free Junior Footy Clinic at Apex Oval last month.
Nine schools in Dubbo and Wellington took part in the programs run by Souths Cares. These local school visits also provided an opportunity for students and staff to learn more about what traineeships and apprenticeships are available throughout UGL.