Lighting the way for Indigenous students

Lighting the way for Indigenous students

02 February 2015 By Felicity Nelson
ABORIGINAL FLAG

Two law firms have made a 10-year commitment to creating internship opportunities for Indigenous university students.

Gadens and Herbert Smith Freehills have both signed up to the CareerTrackers 10x10 Initiative, which aims to create 3,500 internships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across the private sector.

Gadens’ participation in the program was announced at the CareerTrackers 5th Annual Gala Dinner and Awards in January.

The gala was attended by 1,400 members of Australia’s business community and is the largest gathering of Indigenous university students in Australia.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Gadens CEO Ian Dardis said the partnership with CareerTrackers was a key component of the firm’s commitment to reconciliation.

“We are proud to join with some of Australia’s largest companies to create career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,” he said.

Partner at Gadens Campbell Hudson received the ‘knowledge tree’ at the gala on behalf of the firm. It represents the transfer of knowledge between corporate and Indigenous Australia.

“I’d like to congratulate CareerTrackers on a fantastic night. It is great to see Australia’s business community coming together to support the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students,” said Hudson

Gadens currently has nine CareerTrackers interns working across its Sydney and Brisbane offices.

SPONSORED CONTENT

Other signatories to the CareerTrackers initiative include: Commonwealth Bank of Australia; GHD; Insurance Australia Group; Indigenous Business Australia; Lend Lease; Leighton Contractors; Qantas; SJB Architecture & Cox Architecture; and Westpac.

From left to right: Gadens partner Arthur Koumoukelis; The Ella Foundation CEO Glen Ella; Gadens partner Campbell Hudson; Gadens CareerTrackers intern Clark Donovan, holding the firm’s knowledge tree received at the event; Gadens Sydney CEO Ian Dardis.

 

Lighting the way for Indigenous students
Intro image
lawyersweekly logo
The Women in Law Awards is the benchmark for excellence, recognising the empowering women influencing the Australian legal profession, celebrating the female leaders, role models and future champions of the industry. Register for the waitlist today for the opportunity to attend this remarkable awards ceremony and network with top legal professionals and fellow peers.
Visit womeninlaw.com.au