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“Building an inclusive culture is a priority for GHD, and this extends to partnering with CareerSeekers to access the varied and at times exceptional skills among humanitarian entrants.”

– Jill Hannaford, Technical Services Leader Australia, GHD

What is CareerSeekers?

 

CareerSeekers assists humanitarian entrants in two groups: we help those with tertiary qualifications to find work in the fields they trained for back in their home countries, and support university students to complete internships in their study breaks each year.

For 12 weeks, participants work in corporate jobs in their areas of expertise.

It’s a low-risk proposition for employers – the commitment is capped – but they may be able to offer further work to the intern and reap the benefits of having a more diverse workforce.

Participants, meanwhile, gain vital local experience and local references while earning a professional wage.

CareerSeekers is a program, not a placement. CareerSeekers participants – particularly in our mid-career stream – may need extra support to develop technical skills or adapt their experience to Australian workplaces. With this in mind we offer comprehensive support before, during and post-internship to both participants and employment partners.

All CareerSeekers participants have the right to work in Australia.

What you can expect as an employment partner

Our employment partners

Acciona

AECOM

Allied Pinnacle

Ashurst

Australian Unity

Aware Super

Baker McKenzie

Blackwoods

Bloomberg

BOC (a member of the Linde Group)

Cardno

CareerTrackers

Carsales.com

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

City of Sydney

Clayton Utz

Colonial First State

Commonwealth Bank Australia

COX Architects

CPB Contractors

Cross Yarra Partnership

CS Energy

Department of Health and Human Services (Vic)

Department of Transport (Vic)

DM Roads

Donald Cant Watts Corke

Downer

EDL Energy

Ericsson

Fulton Hogan

Future Super

GHD

Goodman Fielder

HCF

Herbert Smith Freehills

Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

John Holland

Konica Minolta

Laing O’Rourke

LawinOrder

Lendlease

Level Crossing Removal Program

Macquarie Group

Major Road Projects Victoria

Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Vic)

McConnell Dowell

Metro Trains Melbourne

Mirvac

Mott MacDonald

Norton Rose Fulbright

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Natural Resources Access Regulator (NSW)

Opal Aged Care

Optus

Rail Infrastructure Alliance

Rail Projects Victoria

Randwick City Council

Scentre Group

SICE

SJB

Thoughtworks

TBH

Transurban

UniSuper

Ventia

Victorian Public Sector Commision

Vopak Terminals

Viva Energy

WeBuild

Western Program Alliance

West Gate Tunnel Project

Westpac

Wotton Kearney

WPP

How to partner with us

We believe in long-term partnerships. While not every employment partner commits to a multi-year partnership, we believe every partner should commit to supporting their intern throughout their degree and beyond.

The most successful CareerSeekers partners:

  • Have a CEO, Executive Leadership Team and Board supporting the partnership.
  • Have a CEO willing to personally engage with CareerSeekers and interns.
  • Appoint a dedicated person to support the relationship.
  • Provide CareerSeekers with candid feedback that helps make the program stronger and more resilient.
  • Attend CareerSeekers functions, training events and seminars.
  • Encourage staff to be actively involved in CareerSeekers mentoring opportunities.
  • Establish clear workplace goals for interns and provide candid performance feedback at the end of each internship period.

If your organisation is able to make this commitment, please register your interest – visit the ‘Registration page.