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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

AECOM

AGL

Allied Pinnacle

Australian Unity

Broadspectrum

Caltex

CEDP

CBA

Clayton Utz

CommInsure

COX Architects

Department of Health and Human Services (Vic)

Deakin University

DM Roads

Donald Cant Watts Corke

Downer

Ericsson

First State Super

Future Super

Havas

HCF

IAG

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals

Kier

Konica Minolta

Laing O’Rourke

Level Crossing Removal Program

Macquarie Group

Maia Financial

Major Road Projects Victoria

McConnell Dowell

Rail Projects Victoria

Metro Trains Melbourne

NAB

Nielsen

Novartis

NSW – Planning & Environment

Opal Aged Care

Pitcher Partners

PwC

Qantas

Rail Infrastructure Alliance

Scentre Group

SD Civil Engineering

SICE

Transurban

Thoughtworks

Toyota Material Handling Australia

Department of Transport (Vic)

UniSuper

Viva Energy Australia

V/Line

Western Program Alliance

Worley

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.