MBC Recruitment are part of the Indigenous Employment Panel and have worked with employers from various industries to help ‘Close the gap’.
Employing an Indigenous Australian helps unlock your organisational potential through workplace diversity, achieving equity and helping to break the welfare dependency cycle. You will have a positive impact in your community and extend your networks and partnerships.
MBC assist Indigenous Australians transition into our client’s workplace through use of an Indigenous Mentor.
MBC help link employers with cross cultural awareness and assist them with financial incentives available from the Australian Government.
20% of MBC’s recruiting staff are of indigenous descent and all of MBC’s consultants have completed Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training.
Indigenous Employment Success:
MBC have experience in assisting Indigenous Australians to transition into our client’s workplace through the use of an Indigenous Mentor. MBC have had numerous Indigenous employment success stories. Below are a few we have outlined :
Case Story # 1
Person 1 become one of our most reliable and trusted labour hire employees. Since 2009, Person 1 has completed work at most of the major construction sites in the Hastings area, with great success. MBC has recently provided Person 1 with training for his Blue and Yellow Traffic Control Cards, and he is currently employed as an MBC traffic controller.
Case Story # 2
Person 2 was selected to represent our company and joined MBC’s on-hire casual team in May 2010. She was selected by Essential Energy, initially for a contract assignment, but quickly made an impression in her workplace and earned a reputation for being dedicated and enthusiastic about developing new skills and having maturity beyond her years. We received glowing reports about her consistently high work output, her teamwork and effervescent personality. She was selected for training in many different aspects of administration within the Essential Energy workplace, and developed substantial database and systems knowledge throughout her assignment.
Consequently, Person 2’s assignment was continually extended until her resignation in June 2011, when she happily accepted a permanent role.
Case Story # 3
Person 3 commenced as a civil construction labour hire employee of mbc in June 2011 and has continued to demonstrate his love of the outdoors and ability to get the job done! He makes MBC proud and always does a fantastic job!
Indigenous Training Success:
MBC is eager to assist local Indigenous Australians in acquiring the skills required to gain employment and work towards ‘closing the gap’.
MBC found that a common barrier among many young Indigenous jobseekers was the need of a drivers licence. In 2009 MBC received funding from the Australian Government to deliver a pre-employment driver training program.
The program was extremely successful, with MBC filling 100% of the training quota and after MBC assisted candidates to gain their driver’s licence many of the participants gained employment almost immediately!
Although the main purpose of the program was to assist the Indigenous jobseekers in gaining employment, there was also a follow on benefit of supplying a beneficial life skill to not only the individual but also to their community.