- Community Partners
- Intern Resources
“Thank you Qantas for showing myself and my community that there are no limitations.”
Barbie-Lee Kirby, CareerTrackers 2016 Intern of the Year
Employers, take note: CareerTrackers Alumni represent a generation of Indigenous professionals who will change the landscape – not only of corporate Australia but of the wider Australian society.
We’re in our 10th year of supporting pre-professional Indigenous university students and linking them with employers to participate in paid, multi-year internships. Students perform their internships with sponsorship organisations, with the aim of converting from intern into full-time employee upon completion of their university degree.
In addition to creating lasting employment opportunities, CareerTrackers provides interns and their sponsoring organisations with year-round support to prepare students for success at university, and in their chosen professions and their communities.
The CareerTrackers Program is designed to make student interns, employers and communities successful.
We’re in our 10th year, and 100% of CareerTrackers Alumni are employed in professional roles, while 68% were rated in the top performance category in their most recent workplace evaluation.
We partner with organisations to focus on student success in three areas: academic, professional life and community.
Students accelerate their professional development, develop careers following their passions, participate in tailored training and contribute to their communities.
Our program ensures that university remains the number one priority for our students. Each student is required to check in with their CareerTrackers Student Advisor on a regular basis to ensure academic progress is being maintained.
Our students undertake an internship for a minimum of 12 weeks each year throughout their degree. Each year the students will 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.
Connecting like-minded students is core to the CareerTrackers community. All of our students are provided opportunities to develop relationships with other students locally and nationally. Our students and Alumni are encouraged to support one another to continue community-building and improve the success of all students in the program.
89% of CareerTrackers students graduate university.
95% of CareerTrackers Alumni are in full-time employment within three months of graduating.
100% of CareerTrackers Alumni are employed as professionals.
68% of CareerTrackers Alumni were rated in the top performance category during their last workplace performance evaluation.
4 key components to getting involved.
Speak to one of our team members.
Ensure your vision aligns with ours – and make a commitment to that vision.
Complete an ‘Opportunity Sheet’.
Appoint a business coordinator – a central point of contact who will coordinate the administration of the program.
Formalise an offer to a student.
Select a manager and buddy for your intern.
Create Learning Contracts.
Engage interns in meaningful projects.
Provide interns with workplace goals and objectives.
Complete a performance evaluation at the end of each 12-week internship.
Participate in CareerTrackers functions and workshops.
Provide interns with time off to attend CareerTrackers training and leadership workshops.
Plan for your intern’s graduation.
Maintain year-round engagement with your interns (through part-time work, keep-in-touch days, assignments, academic support).
Leverage existing Alumni in your organisation.
The CareerTrackers Corporate 20×10 Program is made up of 22 organisations that have committed to 10-year partnerships with CareerTrackers.
For too long, Indigenous communities have seen programs come and go – they’re here one day and gone the next. We believe in something different – a 50-year vision that embeds CareerTrackers into Indigenous Australia. We’re in our 10th year now, so we’re not going anywhere, and the Corporate 20×10 Program was established to continue building trusting relationships with our students, their families and their communities.
What began as a single 10-year commitment from CPB Contractors in 2016 has grown to inspire 22 employers to make a bold statement of their belief in the students of CareerTrackers.
We are proud of each of our 10-year partners and look forward to welcoming many more in years to come!
At CareerTrackers, we believe in long-term partnerships. While not every employment partner commits to 10 years, we believe every partner should commit to supporting their intern for multiple years, throughout their degree and beyond.
The most successful CareerTrackers partners:
If your organisation is able to make this commitment, please register your interest!