Inspiring workplaces

Organisations big and small have already started to inspire young people at work. See how Work Inspiration has come to life in a variety of organisations across the country and get involved today.

Hilton

Hilton Hotels, Sydney

Hilton Hotels ran 8 x Work Inspiration events around Australia in 2017. This is a look at the Sydney event.
Audi

Audi, Sydney

Students participated in Work Inspiration at the state-of-the-art Audi Centre in Sydney. A corporate philanthropic foundation funded by Audi Australia and the Audi Australia Dealer Network, The Audi Foundation is The Smith Family’s National Work Inspiration Partner.
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NAB, Melbourne

NAB used Work Inspiration to bring to life a student-led movie making project and presentation and the inclusion of multiple site visits.
TSF

The Smith Family, Brisbane

The Smith Family pilot conveyed a sense of excitement about multiple pathways for students in the not-for-profit sector for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Foundation for Young Australians, Melbourne

FYA was keen to ‘walk the talk’ of piloting Work Inspiration as both a leading non-profit employer, and as a national partner encouraging other organisations to be involved.
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McDonald’s, Brisbane

McDonald’s used Work Inspiration to offer young people an introduction to the world of work and provide a behind the scenes look at the internal workings of a global corporation.
Double Tree Hilton

Double Tree Hilton, NT

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs hosted students from Centralian Middle School and Senior College in a three day Work Inspiration program. Supported by GTNT, the program was the first Work Inspiration we run in the Northern Territory.
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Woolworths, Adelaide

Woolworths used the Work Inspiration program and offered young people an opportunity to gain work experience that could lead to paid employment.
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Yamaha Motor Australia, Brisbane

Yamaha used the three Work Inspiration insights and raised the profile of its industry and the associated career opportunities for young people.
MSA

Manufacturing Skills Australia, Sydney

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) ran a Work Inspiration program in July 2014 to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing opportunities and inspiration to help them transition into work.
Rockhampton

Rockhampton Health and Community Services, Rockhampton

In September 2014 twenty Year 10 students from Emmaus College participated in a inspirational, week-long Work Inspiration program that provided the students with "hands-on" experience of 48 different careers in the health sector.
RSA

Rail Skills Australasia, Ipswich

Rail Skills Australasia ran a three day Rail Inspirations program to provide young people currently completing Years 10 and 11 with the opportunity to experience careers within the Australian rail sector.
SAP

SAP, Melbourne

SAP ran a three-day Work Inspiration program in their Melbourne office in August 2014. Fifteen students from four outer-Melbourne secondary schools took part in the inspirational program which took them behind the scenes of the world of work in the ICT sector.
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Downer EDI Mining

Gone are the days of photocopying or stuffing envelopes while on work experience! As the first Australian mining company to develop a Work Inspiration program, students who step foot in Downer Mining workplaces will broaden their perspectives and develop their aspirations.
Arup

Arup, Brisbane

Arup, a global firm of consulting engineers and a corporate partner of The Smith Family, hosted 8 students from Kelvin Grove State College for a Work Inspiration program in April/May 2014. Spread over 6 half-days for 6 weeks in Brisbane, the program provided valuable insights for the students into possible future career paths in the world of design and engineering.
Microsoft

Microsoft, Brisbane

Microsoft Brisbane and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) held a Work Inspiration program in April 2014. Microsoft and QUT staff enthused that it was a great opportunity to talk with Year 10 students and help them think about the future and develop their passions
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Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland

The Transport and Logistics Work Inspiration highlighted the breadth of opportunities available in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry. Over 3 days, students experienced the industry in action as they followed the supply chain from the port to the pocket.

Work Inspiration organisations across Australia

Young people are being inspired in offices, boardrooms and workplaces across the country. See who is transforming work experience across the country:

    National

  • Audi Foundation
  • Australian Children’s Television Foundation
  • Health & Community Care Work Inspiration Partnership

    Other

  • Macquarie University
  • microsoft

    SA

  • Department for Education & Child Development SA

    Victoria

  • Beechworth Health Service
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Employment and Education
  • FYA
  • L’Oreal
  • Lander and Rogers
  • Maroondah City Council
  • NAB
  • One Night Stand Sleepwear
  • SAP Australia
  • Select Harvests
  • The Royals
  • Wodonga Council

    Western Australia

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
  • Lifeworx
  • Quambie Park Aged Care Residential Facility
  • Shell Prelude
  • Southern River College

    New South Wales

  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • COMPACT Incorporated
  • Greater Hume Shire Council
  • Greater Hume Shire Council
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities
  • Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
  • Panthers Group
  • Southern Sydney Business Education Network
  • Stockland

    South Australia

  • Absolutely Andrea
  • Eyre Futures Inc
  • Rural City of Murray Bridge

    Queensland

  • Arup
  • Bowen Gumlu Growers Association
  • Classic Holidays
  • Darling Downs Dorpers Sheep Stud – ‘Artunga’
  • Goodstart Early Learning
  • Horizons Foundation Inc
  • Inglewood Fine Meats
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Mulgowie Farming Company
  • Prestige Service Training
  • Queensland Museum
  • Withcott Seedlings

    Tasmania

  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association

    Northern Territory

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

Audi Foundation

Australia

Pledged places: 100

Audi Foundation

Australia

Pledged places: 100

microsoft

396 Ave Z Brooklyn NewYork USA 11223

Pledged places: 12

Macquarie University

Security Office Building C1A Macquarie Drive Macquarie University NSW 2109

Pledged places: 45

Department for Education & Child Development SA

3/7 Mortlock Terrace, Port Lincoln, SA, 5606, Australia

Pledged places: Developing a program with employers for students from 11 rural Area Schools.

Employment and Education

394-396 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Charles Sturt University

218 Tone Rd, Wangaratta, Victoria, 3677, Australia

Pledged places: 1

L’Oreal

564 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 15

Southern River College

71 Southern River Road, Gosnells, Western Australia, Australia

Pledged places: 5

NSW Department of Education and Communities

37 Carrington Ave, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Greater Hume Shire Council

38 Young Street, Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Absolutely Andrea

23 Wavell Road, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia

Pledged places: 1

The Royals

105-115 Dover Street, Cremorne, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 4

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association

Kelsey Road, Delta, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 10

Greater Hume Shire Council

40 Balfour St, Culcairn, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 15

Wodonga Council

104 Hovell Street, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 24

COMPACT Incorporated

112 Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 53

Health & Community Care Work Inspiration Partnership

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 20

Health & Community Care Work Inspiration Partnership

Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 20

Beechworth Health Service

52 Sydney Road, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 4

One Night Stand Sleepwear

382 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Rural City of Murray Bridge

Seventh Street, Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia

Pledged places: 5

Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Level 3, 145 Smith Street

Pledged places: 1

Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Victoria, 3065, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Prestige Service Training

153 Musgrave Avenue, Labrador, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 100

Eyre Futures Inc

2/80 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia

Pledged places: 66

Goodstart Early Learning

8 Healy Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Tasmanian Hospitality Association

25/93 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

Pledged places: 30

SAP Australia

15/484 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia

Pledged places: 20

Lander and Rogers

600 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 6

Southern Sydney Business Education Network

38 Eton Street, Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 2

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

82 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Pledged places: 10

Lifeworx

Kookaburra Drive, Greenfields, Western Australia, Australia

Pledged places: 1

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

1 New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 2

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

38 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430, Australia

Pledged places: 10

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Derby Street, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 40

Classic Holidays

41 Labrador Street, Labrador, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 100

Withcott Seedlings

252 Postmans Ridge Rd, Postmans Ridge, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 15

Stockland

133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Pledged places: 100

Shell Prelude

Main Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Pledged places: 50

Select Harvests

360 Settlement Rd, Thomastown, Victoria, 3074, Australia

Pledged places: 10

Queensland Museum

Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101, Australia

Pledged places: 12

Quambie Park Aged Care Residential Facility

29 Eastcott St, Waroona, Western Australia, 6215, Australia

Pledged places: 10

Panthers Group

123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith, New South Wales, 2750, Australia

Pledged places: 50

Mulgowie Farming Company

35 Mulgowie School Road, Mulgowie, Queensland, 4341, Australia

Pledged places: 15

Maroondah City Council

Braeside Avenue, Ringwood, Victoria, 3134, Australia

Pledged places: 40

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

26 Railway Street, Gatton, Queensland, 4343, Australia

Pledged places: 15

Inglewood Fine Meats

Cunningham Highway, Inglewood, Queensland, Australia

Pledged places: 12

Horizons Foundation Inc

21 Sussex Street, Alexandra Hills, Queensland, 4161, Australia

Pledged places: 14

Darling Downs Dorpers Sheep Stud – ‘Artunga’

Cunningham Highway, Oman Ama, Queensland, 4352, Australia

Pledged places: 11

Arup

108 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006, Australia

Pledged places: 8

FYA

21/27 Somerset Pl, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

Pledged places: 100

NAB

800 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Pledged places: 500