CPB Contractors wins ‘Most Valuable Partner’ award from CareerTrackers

24 Feb 17

CPB Contractors’ work in supporting the future of Indigenous leadership in Australia has been recognised at the CareerTrackers annual gala event in Sydney.

Executive General Manager – People, Jane Sherlock, accepted the ‘Most Valuable Partner’ award from CareerTrackers on behalf of CPB Contractors for our outstanding commitment, participation and leadership.

CareerTrackers Director Andy Cornish, who presented the award, said our company’s strategic input into the organisation had been invaluable in terms of sustaining its ongoing relationship success with corporate Australia.

Jane Sherlock said CPB Contractors has been committed to maximising opportunities for those in need for many decades.

“Supporting our interns and fostering their courage and tenacity is something we feel deeply about,” she added.

“Led by our Indigenous and Social Inclusion Manager, Seraphine Bray, it’s a privilege to work with Andy and CareerTrackers CEO, Michael Combs, and to share our expertise and experience as part of our support of Indigenous people and those experiencing disadvantage.”

CPB Contractors CareerTrackers internships are genuine training and employment pathways, with an equal footing for interns to access opportunities such as the CIMIC Group Graduate Program.

Currently, seven Indigenous CareerTrackers interns have been successful in securing spots in the Graduate Program.

Over the summer vacation (2016-2017), CPB Contractors placed 18 Indigenous university students into internships at our projects and in our corporate office, across disciplines including Engineering, Finance and Community Engagement.

Since 2010, CPB Contractors has supported 59 Indigenous university students in completing internships with our company through CareerTrackers.

CPB Contactors was also the first corporate organisation in Australia to sign a 10-year partnership with CareerTrackers under the 10×10 Program.

Supporting the future of Indigenous leadership: EGM People Jane Sherlock (centre, with the award) celebrates with our CareerTrackers interns, supported by Indigenous and Social Inclusion Manager Seraphine Bray (front right), General Counsel Jean-Paul Wallace (middle, second from left), GM NSW & ACT Martin Wood (back, third from right) and Project Director Adrian Mulhall (back, right).