Thales Australia showcases career opportunities to First Nations students at the Clontarf Employment Forum
Thales Australia’s commitment to reconciliation is about building trust, honesty and integrity throughout our organisation and wider community. This commitment includes a focus on inclusivity, employment and career development, which is demonstrated through our partnership with the Clontarf Foundation. Recently, a number of Thales representatives attended the Clontarf Sydney Employment Forum to introduce students to the training and employment opportunities that exist at Thales.
Since 2020, Thales has partnered with the Clontarf Foundation to support their mission of improving the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. Over the course of this partnership, Thales has successfully hosted Clontarf students across a number of sites - including Garden Island (Sydney), Eagle Farm (Brisbane), Myambat (regional NSW), Lithgow (regional NSW) and West Leederville (Perth).
To support this ongoing relationship, Thales recently participated in the Clontarf Sydney Employment Forum at Sydney University, which introduces current Year 11 and 12 students to training and employment opportunities that exist across participating organisations.
Thales showcased numerous career options as well as the latest technology to around 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from various schools in Western Sydney. One of the more popular demonstrations was Thales’ virtual reality-based demonstration of a ship walkaround; delivered through Thales Avionics’ UniVRS training platform. This platform integrates content delivery with a learning management system to bring users up to speed on their working environment as quickly as possible.
Clontarf Academy graduate, Izayah Tuigamala, who recently completed a Career Trackers internship with Thales, also attended the event and spoke of his journey with the Academy, and the lessons he learnt along the way. He encouraged his peers to realise their full potential by offering the advice “don’t be afraid to get out there and give things a go.”
Both students and staff alike were entertained by the overall suite of technology on display, with Thales staff in attendance remarking on the levels of enthusiasm the students had toward careers at Thales.
These type of events make my job so special and I feel very privileged to be a part of making our fantastic company more accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students."
Amanda Duval , Early Careers Manager, Thales Australia
The event is a timely continuance of the work underway to fulfil the objectives of the Thales Australia Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which details actions and commitments to connect with organisations such as the Clontarf Foundation,
Read more about Thales Australia’s Commitment to reconciliation.
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