Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP)
Allianz is proud to support diverse communities in Australia and give opportunities to people who come to this country as a result of misfortune and instability in their homeland. Our relationship with the NSW Government and Settlement Services International (SSI) is key, and our support tackles two critical issues faced in successfully integrating into the Australian community: employment and education. Our Sustainable Employment Program that commenced in 2016 provides permanent employment opportunities to refugees and asylum seekers. The SSI Allianz scholarship program is focused on developing the long-term prosperity of successful applicants and their families through education.
The AMP Foundation’s goal is to help create a better tomorrow for everyone - especially those facing challenges accessing education and employment opportunities. We know that refugees face numerous challenges when they begin their journey to build new lives in Australia and the new arrivals from Iraq and Syria will be no exception. We welcome the opportunity to work with the NSW Government and the community to help improve employment, training and educational outcomes for refugees as we recognise that economic empowerment is key to the best futures for all.
Australia Post is proud to support the Refugee Settlement Program by providing refugees with an Australian workplace experience. This partnership with the NSW Government is complementary to our desire to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities. We value and embrace cultural diversity and are fortunate to have a workforce of 31,281 people who represent 146 nationalities and 64 languages (statistics as at 30 June 2016). We really do reflect the multicultural Australian community with 25.3% of employees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Clayton Utz is committed to the wider Australian community and legal profession, which is why we have serious goals to assist with addressing disadvantage and supporting access to justice in the communities in which we live and work. We are excited to be extending this support to the NSW Government's Refugee Employment Support Program and to contribute to its goal of improving employment outcomes for refugees.
ClubsNSW is committed to working in partnership with the NSW Government to assist in the development of long-term employment pathway opportunities to support refugees in NSW. ClubsNSW values the objectives of the NSW Refugee Resettlement initiative and is committed to helping achieve positive outcomes through a new pilot program by providing up to 30 long-term employment opportunities for settled and job ready refugees at registered clubs in the Greater Western Sydney region.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”, Nelson Mandela
Crescent Foundation understands the importance of corporate giving and provides a platform for corporates as well as individuals to contribute towards betterment of the Australian society. One of our biggest passions is providing refugees with an equal opportunity for a better life in Australia. A recent collaboration with Western Sydney University has resulted in the creation of Crescent Foundation leadership Scholarships which is a step towards achieving our goal. These scholarships aimed at newly arrived refugees will help them build towards a bright future for them and their families.
Crescent Wealth has been at the forefront in ultra ethical investing and assisting the Australian communities achieve its dreams for a better tomorrow.
Part of Crescent Wealth’s commitment for a prosperous future involves its long term contribution towards refugees globally and in Australia. Using Crescent Foundation’s platform, we support Refugee education partnering with Western Sydney University and other partner non-profit organisations to deliver humanitarian aid and relief. We also provide sponsorship to local sporting teams and community organizations in organizing events that bring Australians closer and build harmony.
We are pleased to announce a new program in partnership with Western Sydney University which will provide educational scholarships for refugee students to help them build better futures for themselves and their families. This will assist refugees to acquire Australian standard education and seamlessly integrate into the Australian workforce and society.
First State Super recognises that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of sustainable business outcomes and that this approach helps to develop strong and cohesive communities. This is why First State Super is working with the NSW government to build employment opportunities for humanitarian refugees from Syria and Iraq. First State Super will work with our staff to identify ways that our organisation can support refugees to achieve their educational and employment goals and reach their potential to build new and fulfilling lives in Australia.
Harvey Norman recognises that diversity and inclusion are key not just to the Harvey Norman business but to all communities and Australia as a country. This is why Harvey Norman is delighted to be working with the NSW and Commonwealth governments to build employment opportunities for humanitarian refugees from Syria and Iraq. Harvey Norman is proud of its commitment to supporting refugees both in the workplace and the broader community. The successful integration of refugees is key to the future prosperity of all Australians.
Refugees, like all of us, want to work, learn, give and thrive in the community. Those who arrive in Australia with the hope of a new life bring potential to do great things for themselves, their families, communities and the country, but there's no doubt that initially many will need help and support to overcome language, social and employment barriers.
Henry Davis York is proud of its commitment to making a positive difference within our community, helping those who are marginalised, vulnerable or experiencing disadvantage, through our pro bono and community programs. Through the work we do with organisations such as CareerSeekers, HDY helps to create job opportunities for people who are refugees, bringing their diverse skills and talents into the workforce and supporting them to begin and continue fulfilling lives in Australia.
Henry Davis York is proud to support the NSW Government Refugee Resettlement initiative and its objective of assisting the successful longer term settlement of refugees within the NSW Community.
The NRMA understands the importance to all our stakeholders of making positive contributions to the community. We know that obtaining a NSW driver’s licence is an important step for refugees in the first stages of settlement and for this reason we have committed to piloting two refugee driver education programs - one in Western Sydney and another in the Illawarra. Being able to drive can make it easier for refugees to find employment and participate in many other aspects of community life.
The NRMA also hopes to find ways to assist newly arrived refugees, who bring with them skills as motor mechanics, by providing work experience to complement English language training and appropriate job pathways programs.
Telstra’s purpose is to create a brilliant connected future, for everyone. This means we are committed to making a positive difference in all the communities we touch across Australia. We value diversity and recognise that while newly arrived refugees bring with them enormous potential, they often need local support to achieve that potential. Telstra is working to develop programs to help refugees to make better transitions into the Australian workforce. We’re confident our people, their skills, networks and, most importantly, their goodwill means that this generation of refugees will have both the opportunities and promise of a new life in Australia.
Through our ongoing commitment to sustainability, Transurban aims to deliver lasting benefits to the environment, our clients and the communities we serve. We support social investment initiatives that benefit communities in the areas in which we operate. We focus on enhancing social inclusion and improving mobility and do this in a range of ways including by supporting meaningful employment and mentoring programs to help disadvantaged people overcome barriers to employment. Building on this commitment and initiatives already in place Transurban is pleased to be working alongside the NSW Government and other leading private sector organisations to improve employment pathways for refugees to deliver better futures for those seeking a new life in Australia.
Westpac's commitment to helping people and communities prosper and grow is inextricably linked to our capacity to create positive social impact through our advice, our people, our products and services. It also means that we have a role to play in supporting economic participation by facilitating and enabling the growth of SMEs and the creation of training opportunities and sustainable jobs. This recognition is reflected in the work we are doing with organisations such as Career Seekers and Green Connect to build career opportunities and employment pathways for refugees.
Woolworths is committed to ensuring our teams reflect the local communities they serve. We are committed to an inclusive workplace that embraces and promotes diversity through a range of initiatives including a focus on indigenous and disability employment, equal opportunity, and women in management. We value, respect and leverage the unique contributions of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to provide exceptional customer service to an equally diverse community. That's why Woolworths is working with the NSW and Commonwealth governments to support humanitarian refugees in the workplace and the broader community.