Strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment pathways
With the help of CareerTrackers, Suncorp is strengthening employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Through CareerTrackers, Suncorp is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with paid internships that match their career aspirations.
Suncorp currently has nine interns from the program in roles across technology, human resources, insurance, finance and legal.
One intern who has found success through the program is Technical Support Analyst Roy Reisenleiter.
As part of his university degree in Information Communication Technology, Roy was encouraged to apply for an internship and decided to apply through CareerTrackers, a decision he believes has given him invaluable experience.
“Growing up in a small regional town, education was not an emphasis and I am the first person in my family to go to university,” Mr Reisenleiter said.
“Having access to an organisation like CareerTrackers has been amazing.
“I’ve been blown away by the technical knowledge and skills of my team. My resume has gone from practically empty to full of desirable skills that will put me ahead of most graduates. It's put me years ahead of where I thought I would be.”
Growing up in a small regional town, education was not an emphasis and I am the first person in my family to go to university. Having access to an organisation like CareerTrackers at a younger age would have been amazing.Roy Reisenleiter, Suncorp Technical Support Analyst and former intern
Upon finishing his internship in early 2020, Roy was hired full-time to work at Suncorp’s Smart Bar, our technical support centre for employees.
Delivery Manager Steve Foulkes said it had been fantastic having Roy on the team.
“His enthusiasm and passion for learning and customer service makes him the ideal fit. I highly recommend teams participating in the program and onboarding interns to bring new ideas and fresh talent into Suncorp”.
Diversity & Inclusion Manager Catherina Behan said the quality of the candidates through the program was outstanding.
“It’s important for us to do our part to help close the gap and grow the leaders of the future, while recruiting some wonderful new talent to our organisation,” Ms Behan said.