Bridge Housing last night attended the 9thAnnual CareerTrackers Gala Dinner in Sydney to kick off our commitment to supporting Aboriginal tertiary students through their studies into employment.

More than 2,000 people - comprising indigenous students, senior business leaders from large household name companies and not-for-profit organisations – attended the event hosted by CareerTrackers, a national non-profit organisation that creates internship opportunities for Indigenous university students.

We recently became a CareerTrackers employment partner and will be proud to have an indigenous intern join us later in the year. 

Bridge Housing works closely with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents and community, and has a two-year Reconciliation Action Plan which will be updated again in 2019. 

CEO John Nicolades said: “CareerTrackers is a fantastic initiative to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students through their degrees by helping them to find internships with employers to advance their career opportunities.”

“Bridge Housing is very excited to join the program and to be welcoming a young intern to our organisation later in the year.”

CareerTrackers students undertake an internship for a minimum of 12 weeks each year throughout their degree. Each year the students develop a Learning Contract with their manager and CareerTrackers. Managers also provide formal evaluations of their interns’ performance, preparing students for a successful future career within the company.

Bridge Housing also has an employment initiative called A Bridge to Work open to our tenants seeking employment. 

Photo: Bridge Housing HR Project Officer Natalie Lenton, Sustainable Communities Manager Sarah Kingsbeer, CEO John Nicolades and HR Manager Jenny Woolley.