Indigenous interns on track at Broadspectrum
Broadspectrum has entered into a ten-year partnership with CareerTrackers to support young Indigenous students completing their university degree.
As part of the program, Broadspectrum will fund and place a minimum of 10 Indigenous interns every year for the next ten years – a minimum of 100 Indigenous interns – where they will assist teams across the business with their projects.
Broadspectrum has a six-year relationship with CareerTrackers, who support pre-professional Indigenous university students by linking them with blue chip organisations to participate in paid multi-year internships.
Since 2013, we have placed an Indigenous intern every year across various areas in the business, providing students with an insight into different jobs and project work as well as allowing them to build on valuable skills.
One of CareerTrackers’ success stories is Engineering Intern, Dominic Ceolin at Brisbane Airport Rail Link (BARL), who is also studying in his fourth year of Mechanical Engineering and Business Finance. Of his internship, Dominic says: “I have gained real engineering experience at BARL. Some of the projects I have worked on include maintenance planning using SAP, earning qualifications to inspect rail tracks, installing new risk management software onto Airtrain services and I even assisted with the Broadspectrum rebranding on site. I learn a lot from the team and Contract Manager, Andrew Freeman.”
Dominic and fellow Politics and Security intern, Elizabeth Forsythe from the new Court Security and Custodial Services contract in Western Australia recently celebrated their academic achievements at the CareerTrackers 7th Annual Gala Dinner in February, which capped off a week’s intense program of work.
Elizabeth was especially thrilled to be presented with a gold diary on the night, presented to all interns who have attained high distinctions in the past year.
The CareerTrackers program is directly in line with our Indigenous Participation Program and Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan.