Afro Alumni

Are you an African-Australian and want corporate experience in a paid role? NAB want you!

2017: NAB are offering six months of paid corporate experience to skilled African Australians as part of their ‘African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP)’!

The aim of the program

The primary barrier preventing qualified African Australians with securing employment is a lack of local experience in the Australian business sector. This program provides participants with just that – meaningful work experience in Australia. As a result they are able to immerse themselves in Australian workplace culture, build their professional networks, update their CV with local experience and obtain a NAB reference at the end of the placement.

About the program

It’s a six month program run twice per year.

Participants:

receive an entry level salary
participate in a three-day cultural training before they commence
are assigned a mentor from their business unit who clearly explains the tasks and duties
are allocated a coach who can help with career goals.

Program success

NAB have recently celebrated an important milestone, with more than 100 African Australians now having participated in the inclusion program. Around 90% of participants in the program go on to find work in NAB or beyond, in their chosen field.

How to apply

An information briefing session will be conducted for prospective applicants, interested community members and leaders, and others involved with the African Australian community prior to each round of intakes. It’ll provide prospective applicants with an opportunity to find out more about the program and available roles, and a chance to meet staff from departments offering roles in each round of the program.

An application pack will be emailed to prospective applicants after the information briefing session. The application pack will contain the application form, copies of position descriptions, and how to apply instructions.

All resumes will be assessed by Jesuit Social Services and NAB business unit representatives, and successful candidates will be short-listed and invited for interviews.

For more information:

https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/careers/trainee-programs/african-australian-inclusion-program

https://jss.org.au/apply-for-aaip/

http://jss.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/FAQ-PDF.pdf

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