Broadspectrum meets Indigenous jobseekers for new roles

Broadspectrum recently took to the streets of Redfern (Sydney) in a community outreach initiative to raise the profile of career opportunities in the company for Indigenous jobseekers.

As part of the company’s Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative (IEPI), Broadspectrum aims to employ another 450 new Indigenous employees by 2020. 
The IEPI is a program overseen by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and seeks to improve social equality for Indigenous people through job creation. Collectively, organisations involved in the program aim to employ and retain 20,000 Indigenous job seekers.

New roles are being added to Broadspectrum’s careers site every week, and the company is currently recruiting in its Sydney contracts for cleaners and a heavy-vehicle mechanics apprentice.

Project Manager of the IEPI contract, Stephen Mitchell, said: “We have filled many roles with Indigenous employees across numerous sites since embarking on the Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative. The support and advocacy of the executive and senior management is very strong”.

“Our program includes ongoing support throughout Indigenous employees’ careers, including learning and development programs, and mentoring. More broadly across the company, our leaders continually update their training in diversity and inclusion so that we facilitate a culture that values our talented people for their unique perspectives and contribution to our organisation,” Stephen said.

IEPI Project Coordinator, Kara Lamb said that the community outreach initiative was a positive experience “We have so many great career opportunities in the company right now, and it was great to connect with some potential candidates and provide more detail about the roles that are available and the diverse industries that we work across, including in Defence and education.”

Broadspectrum is committed to enhancing the participation and engagement of local Indigenous people through the Indigenous Employment Parity Initiative, and its Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The company’s RAP is focused on accountability through our actions, and partnering with Indigenous organisations and communities to deliver meaningful and sustainable benefits focused on employment, education and training opportunities.

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to contact IEPI@broadspectrum.com to register their interest in working for Broadspectrum.