EDL and CareerTrackers partnership growing from strength to strength

CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program participants and their EDL mentors and executives attended the CareerTrackers 2019 annual gala dinner to celebrate the interns’ success and the long-standing relationship between both organisations.

EDL Chief Executive Officer James Harman said since 2014, the company has been recruiting interns through CareerTrackers, a national not-for-profit organisation that mentors Indigenous tertiary students into professional jobs.

“We have always been pleased to work with CareerTrackers to provide hands-on internships for Indigenous young adults, and when the opportunity came up last year—we did not hesitate to extend our commitment to CareerTrackers by signing up as a 10-Year Partner.

“Since 2014, we have recruited 13 interns via CareerTrackers in diverse fields including engineering, legal, commercial, finance, human resources and environment,” said Mr Harman.

“All our interns successfully completed their internships and moved on to new careers and opportunities—including three who returned for a second internship with EDL and one who took up a Graduate Engineer position with us in 2018.

“EDL too has benefited from our participation in the program through enhanced diversity in our workforce and mentoring opportunities for our employees.”

In its first year as a 10-Year Partner, EDL recruited four CareerTrackers interns.

EDL also participates in CareerTrackers’ sister program, CareerSeekers, which provides university to career pathways for refugees and migrants. EDL has recruited three interns via CareerSeekers to date.

All smiles at CareerTrackers 2019 gala dinner: {Left to right, front row) EDL Legal Counsel Glen Marshall and CEO James Harman with CareerTrackers interns Bodie Williamson – Accounting/Finance, Charles Martin – Supply/Procurement, Byron Higgins – Technology. Also attending were EDL’s (left to right, back row) Group Head of Financial Performance Neil Ainsworth, Group Head of Financial Reporting & Tax Finance Sundeep Sharma, Group Supply Felix Ryan, Head of Growth – Technical Jason Dickfos and Head of Growth – Commercial Mark Jonker.

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