Gamuda Partners with NRL’s School to Work Program
Gamuda recently announced its partnership with the NRL School to Work Program.
About the Program
NRL School to Work (S2W) is an education and employment program supporting indigenous youths since 2012.
“Community means a lot to Gamuda in terms of the legacy that we leave. The involvement with our Aboriginal community and the lands we’re building on is important to us, and we felt like this was an important journey for us to be on with the NRL” – Sianne Bennett, Head of Human Resources.
The NRL utilises the positive profile of the game of rugby league to support young Indigenous Australians with work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities to ensure they successfully complete school and transition into further study, training or meaningful employment.
About the Partnership
The partnership will see Gamuda offer support in three key areas.
- There are up to 15 scholarship opportunities for S2W participants.
- Two university scholarships tailored for students pursuing tertiary pathways.
- Two paid internships within the construction industry at Gamuda.
These scholarships play a crucial role in alleviating initial financial barriers associated with educational and vocational pursuits, covering expenses such as tuition fees, tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), uniforms, and transportation. They also signify Gamuda’s commitment to fostering talent in the construction industry.
Furthermore, Gamuda has pledged support for key national events, including the S2W Awards Night, S2W Golf Day, and Youth Summit.
“I’ve been involved with this program personally for several years and have seen for myself the impact that it has on people’s lives. I am very proud Gamuda has become a partner, and I am excited to see what we can achieve together,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Aboriginal Participation Manager.
This commitment underscores Gamuda’s dedication to fostering a positive and supportive environment for Indigenous youth, aligning with the broader goals of the NRL School to Work Program.