MINING - Project 1
We exceeded the market average rate of placement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates when sourcing for experienced mining operators for this client. Over the sourcing period, 7.3% of all candidates placed identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with 1/3 of these identifying as women.
We developed and executed a sourcing strategy for production and maintenance operators, which included our Solid Start initiatives and cultural support networks which resulted in an appointment of over 25% of a 650-candidate workforce being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. We sourced and mobilised a workforce for a fixed plant maintenance workshop within a 12-week period. By utilising our culturally informed practices, we achieved an Indigenous employment rate of 10%.
GOVERNMENT - Project 2
This project, aimed at providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to start their careers and develop their professional and technical skills in the public service, involved activities across a 3-year period to source 280 merit listed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates across three programs.
Our focus on community engagement, attending onsite events and sourcing directly from our own database were paramount to success. We utilised culturally appropriate assessment centres and designed interview guides which were culturally informed. Chandler Macleod Group were contracted by the Australian Government to assist in supporting their Aboriginal development and employment program.
We facilitated a holistic and culturally supportive assessment centre to increase access to government roles. By focussing on providing specific and culturally informed support, we placed 12 candidates in an 18-month employment and development project.
ENERGY - Project 3
By focussing on diversity and culturally informed sourcing strategies, we sourced a qualified Aboriginal engineer which is a traditionally hard-to-fill position. When sourcing for a recent solar project, our Indigenous strategy team engaged with local Aboriginal Community organisations and utilised our Solid Start initiatives to achieve an impressive 17% rate of Indigenous employment.
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT & SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIPS - Project 4
We supported 22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete school based traineeships in Mining Operations. The students completed 2-year programs aimed at increasing their employment outcomes. We have successfully implemented several Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-employment programs designed to provide pathways to meaningful and sustainable employment. We have run seven programs to date with a greater than 80% rate of employment outcome.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Project 5
Since 2016, our Managed Training Services (MTS) branch has provided a free service assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with the application process for transport assistance for ‘Sorry Business’ (funeral transport). This service is provided free of charge as a value add to the Department of Transport NSW, and provides the local community with culturally informed assistance through our trained MTS staff.