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Employment partner stories
Officeworks, Shepparton & Melbourne
Officeworks partners with Ganbina to provide a range of work experience and employment opportunities to our participants.
Store Manager Paul Trewan says: “Work experience is very important for young people when they are weighing up what they want to do when they leave school.
“We have some of Ganbina’s school aged participants work here for one or two shifts a week, over a four to six week period, so they can experience first-hand how the business operates.
“We also offer after school work for 15 to 18 year olds in Shepparton and can arrange for transfers to Melbourne for those participants who move there to go to university.
“It’s great to be able to help young Indigenous people get off to a great start in their careers.”
Kmart provides employment opportunities and coaching activities to young people on the Ganbina program.
Store Manager Brendan Rowney says: “We have formed a very solid partnership with Ganbina and work with them in a number of ways to support the young people on their programs.
“Firstly, we provide a range of employment opportunities here in the store.
“Secondly, we are also developing a program of coaching activities to help young people understand what employers are looking for when they hire new employees.
“One example of this is a mock interview program where they can gain experience in a ‘safe’ environment on how to carry out a successful interview. The aim here is to help them to make the most of their interview opportunities, not only with Kmart, but with other employers too.”